Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 29 2013

CHOP Vaccine Expert Dr. Offit Honored, Twice!

In February the blog Vaccine Nation named Dr. Offit one of the 50 most influential people in vaccines, and just recently he was awarded the 2013 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, given annually by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-vaccine-expert-dr-offit-honored-twice/

Mar 26 2013

Advanced Cell Therapy Eliminates Aggressive Leukemia in Two Children

According to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia achieved a complete response after being treated with an innovative cell therapy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/advanced-cell-therapy-eliminates-aggressive-leukemia-in-two-children/

Mar 25 2013

CHOP Experts Create Vital Sign Reference Curves for Children in Hospitals

A team of clinician-researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has created and validated the first set of standardized vital sign curves for heart rates and respiratory rates in hospitalized children.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-experts-create-vital-sign-reference-curves-for-children-in-hospitals/

Mar 22 2013

Research Links Attention, Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Develop Autism

Children who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, a new study shows. Infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, according to the researchers, who identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the slower response.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/research-links-attention-slower-gaze-shifting-in-infants-who-develop-autism/

Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

CHOP’s Peter Adamson, MD, who heads the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research, was recently interviewed by journalist Paul Goldberg for the March 15 issue of The Cancer Letter.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-investigator-sheds-light-on-effects-of-sequestration-on-cancer-research/

Mar 18 2013

New on Research in Action

New on the Center for Injury Research and Prevention’s (CIRP) blog Research in Action are two stories that touch on a tragic topic: children and teenagers being injured in car crashes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-on-research-in-action/

Mar 14 2013

CHOP Pediatrics Named #1 by U.S. News & World Report

On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and Children’s Hospital, along with its academic affiliate, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, garnered the #1 spot in Pediatrics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-pediatrics-named-1-by-u-s-news-and-world-report/

Mar 11 2013

Improving Sickle Cell Care in the U.S. and Abroad

In a recent interview with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, Doctor Emeritus of CHOP’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, discussed his work with sickle cell disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/improving-sickle-cell-care-in-the-u-s-and-abroad/

Mar 07 2013

CHOP Researcher’s Innovative Immune Therapy Featured on The Doctors

The innovative work being done by CHOP’s Stephen Grupp, MD, was recently featured on the CBS show The Doctors. Dr. Grupp, the Center for Childhood Cancer Research’s director of translational research, discussed his trial using immune therapy to treat an aggressive form of childhood leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). While roughly 85 percent of ALL …

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Mar 05 2013

Veteran MS Researcher Receives Award

At a recent event in Cherry Hill, N.J., longtime CHOP researcher Judith Grinspan, PhD, received the “Professional Impact Award” from the Greater Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/veteran-chop-ms-researcher-receives-award/

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