The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded a grant to the CHOP Research Institute’s Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP). CRISSP exposes undergraduate students (including three from the Community College of Philadelphia) to laboratories at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and pairs promising undergraduate scientists with leading CHOP researchers for a 10-week program from June to August.

The grant will allow CRISSP’s managers in CHOP Research’s Office of Responsible Research Training to increase their efforts to diversify the program, add faculty and student mentoring services, offer Responsible Conduct of Research training and add a high school component to the program.