“This can only be one part of the solution. In order for our most at-risk students to achieve academically, they also need safe school environments, appropriate behavioral health services, and caring and supportive mentors.”

- Sophia Hwang, MSED

Putting a Dollar Amount on Autism Pays Off

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research …

Gene Variants Found That Increase Pain Following Surgery

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at …

PolicyLab Reports on Students Involved With Child Welfare

Educators and policymakers in Philadelphia knew that meeting the complex needs of the most vulnerable students in struggling public schools was a big challenge, but they did not know exactly how big.  …

Climate Change Could Bring More Kidney Stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet’s impact on human health, a research  …

CHOP Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program which builds onto already growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain developm …

Trained Evaluators Can Screen for Eye Disease from Afar

Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized evaluatio …

CHOP Concussion Specialist Receives Prestigious NIH Award

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Akiva S. Cohen, PhD, recently received a prestigious MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health. A concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) expert, …

Neuroscientist Nets Award to Support Epilepsy Circuit Investigation

A recent award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Ethan Goldberg, MD, PhD will support Dr. Goldberg’s neuronal circuit-related epilepsy investigation. Over t …

CIRP Announces New Co-Scientific Director

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) recently announced the promotion of Kristy Arbogast, PhD, to co-scientific director. Dr. Arbogast, who will continue to serve as the Center’s direc …