Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30 2013

CHOP Cardiologist Receives Major Teaching Award at American College of Cardiology Conference

Pediatric cardiologist Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAC, received the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award at the American College of Cardiology’s national conference, called ACC.13, on March 11 in San Francisco.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-cardiologist-receives-major-teaching-award-at-american-college-of-cardiology-acc-conference/

Apr 25 2013

Genetic Study Offers Clues About Rare Liver Disease Biliary Atresia

A new genetic study may shed light on the causes of the rare childhood disease biliary atresia. The leading cause of liver transplantation in children, biliary atresia (BA) is a rare, life-threatening condition in which the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder become blocked. Children’s Hospital’s Randy Matthews, MD, PhD, led …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-offers-clues-about-rare-liver-disease-biliary-atresia/

Apr 23 2013

Genetic Study Suggests Fine-Tuning Drugs for Pediatric Brain Tumors

A new genetic study offers glimpses into how scientists might use gene-sequencing data to customize pediatric patients’ cancer treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-suggests-fine-tuning-drugs-for-pediatric-brain-tumors/

Apr 19 2013

CHOP Ranked Top NIH-Funded Children’s Hospital

We’re pleased to announce that during the 2012 Federal fiscal year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute received more NIH funding than any other independent children’s hospital. Children’s Hospital received more than $125 million in NIH funds in 2012, beating out Boston Children’s Hospital.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-ranked-top-nih-funded-childrens-hospital/

Apr 17 2013

Helping Children Cope With the Tragedy in Boston

Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, the Center’s scientific director and founder, outlines a few resources families can use to help their children better understand and cope with disasters like the recent bombings in Boston.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/helping-children-cope-with-the-tragedy-in-boston/

Apr 16 2013

Marketplace Report on DNA Sequencing Features CHOP Doc

A report on American Public Media’s Marketplace on DNA sequencing and its effect on (and creation of) personalized medicine — “the next big thing in health care” — featured input from CHOP’s Nancy B. Spinner, PhD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/marketplace-report-on-dna-sequencing-features-chop-doc/

Apr 15 2013

ASCI Honors Four CHOP Physician-Scientists

Four junior investigators from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Department of Pediatrics have been chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/asci-honors-four-chop-physician-scientists/

Apr 10 2013

CHOP Leads ‘Dream Team’ as Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Take Aim at Children’s Cancers

A physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-leads-dream-team-as-stand-up-to-cancer-and-st-baldricks-take-aim-at-childrens-cancers/

Apr 09 2013

National Teen Driving Report Finds Safety Gains for Teen Passengers

A new report on teen driver safety from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. The report shows that teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers “always” buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/national-teen-driving-report-finds-safety-gains-for-teen-passengers/

Apr 08 2013

Cast Your Vote for Ian Krantz and Nancy Spinner for the Time 100!

Please vote for CHOP scientists Ian Krantz and Nancy Spinner, who are in the running for the Time 100–Time Magazine’s annual list of influential people from around the world.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cast-your-vote-for-ian-krantz-and-nancy-spinner-for-the-time-100/

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