Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 27 2013

CHOP Scientist Collaborates in Key Gene Findings in Pediatric Heart Disease

A physician-scientist from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, is one of the senior leaders of a research consortium reporting important gene changes that may help explain why children are born with heart defects.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-scientist-collaborates-in-key-gene-findings-in-pediatric-heart-disease/

Jun 25 2013

Children’s Hospital Researcher Named 2013 Pew Scholar

By being named a 2013 Pew Scholar, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Claudio Giraudo, PhD, joins a “prestigious community of Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award winners, and hundred of other pioneers who earned Pew grants at the start of their careers.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/childrens-hospital-researcher-named-2013-pew-scholar/

Jun 19 2013

Dr. Paul Offit Examines the “Sense and Nonsense” of Alternative Therapies

Paul Offit, MD, chief of Children’s Hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has long been a magnet for controversy. A co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine Rotateq, Dr. Offit’s willingness to speak his mind, question popular (and at times ill-informed) wisdom, and to defend science against its detractors has earned him many vocal critics over the years.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/examining-the-sense-and-nonsense-of-alternative-therapies/

Jun 18 2013

Antibiotic Education Improves Prescription Practices

A recent study of an “antimicrobial stewardship” program by Children’s Hospital researchers found that offering pediatricians education, and auditing their prescription patterns, can encourage them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/antibiotic-education-improves-prescription-practices/

Jun 17 2013

Twitter Chatting About Teen Summer Safety

For many teens, summer is just getting underway. But increased time spent outdoors also comes with increased safety concerns: Sun exposure, swimming, biking, and hiking can all increase the risk of various adolescent injuries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/twitter-chatting-about-teen-summer-safety/

Jun 13 2013

By Lowering BMI, Teens Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As anyone who has been to a doctor knows, a standard part of a doctor’s visit or wellness exam is determining a patient’s BMI. But what exactly does “BMI” mean? And what can it tell clinicians about their patients?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/by-lowering-bmi-teens-improve-insulin-sensitivity/

Jun 11 2013

CHOP Earns #1 Ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital List

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) earned the number one ranking in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals announced today.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-earns-1-ranking-on-u-s-news-world-reports-best-childrens-hospital-list/

Jun 10 2013

1,000 Miracles: CHOP Celebrates Birth of 1,000th Fetal Surgery Patient

The Children’s Hospital of Philadephia is proud to announce the birth of its 1,000th fetal surgery patient. Audrey Rose Oberio was born May 28 to Jackie and Gideon Oberio. The Oberios traveled to CHOP from Maryland so Audrey could be treated for myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida, at Children’s Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/1000-miracles-chop-celebrates-birth-of-1000th-fetal-surgery-patient/

Jun 06 2013

Experts Call for “Human Vaccines Project” to Accelerate Vaccine Development

A group of prominent vaccine researchers, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s chief scientific officer, Philip R. Johnson, MD, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Stanley Plotkin, MD, recently called for a “human vaccines project” to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent “major global killers such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/experts-call-for-human-vaccines-project-to-accelerate-vaccine-development/

Jun 04 2013

Autism Expert Consulted for Placenta Study Coverage

Tara Wenger, MD, PhD, a Pediatric Genetics fellow in the Center for Autism Research, was recently featured in a number of articles about an exciting new study of autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/autism-expert-consulted-for-placenta-study-coverage/

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