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Faculty Spotlights honor the excellent work of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute faculty members and provide the opportunity to learn more about their research and roles. These spotlights introduce readers to the diverse, dedicated, and distinctive individuals who lead our research community's mission to improve children’s health. Each year featured scientists are asked about a specific topic — why it matters and how it has influenced their careers.
Internal Grant Recipients
The Research Institute offers a variety of internal grant and award programs to support the research activities of our investigators. These internal grants and awards can provide financial support for various research-related activities, from exploring new scientific directions to the development of new ideas and technologies. This year, we are celebrating our internal grant recipients who are pursuing new avenues of research with dedicated funding support. Although we cannot feature all the award recipients this year, we congratulate their continued hard work and scientific contributions to pediatric research.
Past Faculty Spotlights
This past year, we asked our featured scientists about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion within their labs. Our distinguished scientists remarked, "Building diversity and inclusion in science is a long-term process that should be approached at many levels: There is no "quick fix." Some of our scientists commented on the value of diversity "not only in backgrounds but also thought processes, contributes to team success." Our featured scientists continue to foster diversity through mentorship, active communication, and recruitment.
In 2021-2022, we asked our featured scientists about mentorship — why it matters and how it has influenced their careers. Our distinguished scientists remarked that “mentorship is one of the core missions of being a scientist.” It is a “process that must exist from generation to generation” and is “essential to scientific advancement.” View the articles in their entirety below.