Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

Oct 27 2014

Current Imaging Practices for Kidney Stones Deviate From Guidelines

Kidney specialists across the country agree that the incidence of kidney stones is rising among children, but clinicians are unsettled on which imaging technology to choose first when diagnosing the condition, despite current guidelines that recommend ultrasound as the initial imaging study.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/current-imaging-practices-kidney-stones-deviate-guidelines/

Oct 24 2014

Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence Honor Faculty

The 2014 Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence recognize faculty from The Perelman School of Medicine who exemplify the highest values of innovation, commitment to service, leadership, dedication to patient care, and scholarship and teaching.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/world-class-faculty-honored-achievements/

Apr 21 2014

Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity

At birth, infants move from a sterile environment to one full of microorganisms. They rapidly acquire alterations in their immune systems that help them to survive in this dirty world.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/going-gut-build-preterm-infants-immunity/

Apr 17 2014

Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health

Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/studies-find-genes-linked-bmi-cardiovascular-health/

Mar 06 2014

New Gene Signals Likely Blood Pressure Drug Targets

The list of genes affecting blood pressure is expanding, as researchers pursue likely targets for therapeutics already in existence or in development.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-gene-signals-likely-blood-pressure-drug-targets/

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/

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/