Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Apr 23 2014

Illustrating Commitment to Education, CHOP Research Honors Trainees

As part of its commitment to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers, every year CHOP Research takes time to honor its exceptional trainees, and recently announced the 2014 Distinguished Research Trainee Award winners.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/illustrating-commitment-education-chop-research-honors-trainees/

Apr 22 2014

Rare Disease Project Makes Progress, Empowers

In the U.S., a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. Many rare diseases have genetic origins, and almost 70 percent of Americans affected by a rare disease are children, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/rare-disease-project-makes-progress-empowers/

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 11 2014

New iPad® App Helps Construct Genetic Pedigrees

Traditionally, genetic counselors interview parents and hand-draw pedigrees, but they now have a new app to create those diagrams digitally on an iPad® screen with a few finger taps.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-ipad-app-helps-construct-genetic-pedigrees/

Apr 07 2014

Congress Passes Legislation to Train Pediatric Providers

First enacted by Congress in 1999, the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education program encourages more young doctors to pursue pediatrics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/congress-passes-legislation-train-pediatric-providers/

Apr 04 2014

Advocates Shaky That NIH Funding Remains Steady

Several research advocacy groups are calling on the administration and Congress to make a significant investment in NIH funding during their budget negotiations.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/advocates-shaky-nih-funding-remains-steady/

Apr 02 2014

1 in 68: An Interview with CHOP Experts on the CDC’s New Autism Rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new prevalence estimate for Autism Spectrum Disorder: 1 in 68 individuals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/1-68-interview-chop-experts-cdcs-new-autism-rate/

Mar 28 2014

CHOP Business, Research Innovations Honored at PA Bio Dinner

At the recent 2014 Pennsylvania Bio Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s reputation as an international leader in pediatric medicine was further cemented, as the Hospital was honored with two awards celebrating its business and research innovations.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-business-research-innovations-honored-pa-bio-dinner/

Mar 26 2014

CHOP Pediatric Psychology Experts to Shine at SPPAC

Pediatric psychology is embedded into family-centered care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. When a child has a serious or chronic illness, pediatric psychologists listen carefully and empathetically to concerns of the young patient and family while assessing their strengths, coping strategies, and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-pediatric-psychology-experts-shine-sppac/

Mar 21 2014

CHOP Sports Medicine, Concussion Specialist Interviewed by Fox 29

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Christina L. Master, MD, was recently interviewed on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia during a segment about sports injuries and concussion.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-sports-medicine-concussion-specialist-interviewed-fox-29/

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