“We know first-hand the tremendous resource that CHOP represents to families in the Philadelphia region, across the country and around the world.”

- Raymond G. Perelman

Raymond G. Perelman Donates $50 Million to Support Research at CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently announced a $50 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman. This gift, equal to the largest ever received by CHOP, wil …

Short Observations Not Enough to Detect Autism Risk

Identifying autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk early is imperative, because the earlier autism is detected the earlier clinicians will be able to intervene. In general, the younger the patient, the m …

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

Healthy sleep is essential for children’s happiness, attentiveness, and energy, yet estimates suggest that up to 30 percent of children are affected by sleep problems. While parents usually have no di …

Project Explores Enzymes’ Role in Cancer

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD, recently received an award from the National Cancer Institute to study the role a family of proteins play in disrupting genome integri …

NIH Grant Will Fund TMJ Biology, Maintenance Study

Of all the joints in the body, perhaps the most unique, complex, and understudied is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ, which is located close to the ears, is a bilateral movable articulation …

Pediatric Trauma Nurses Know Trauma-Informed Care

A recent study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing reveals pediatric trauma nurses are knowledg …

Findings Lay Groundwork for Novel Huntington’s Disease Therapy

New findings by researchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Hunt …

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia supports outstanding pilot research studies designed to produce evidence for what works best for treat …

CHOP Expert Elected to Scoliosis Society Presidency

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s John P. Dormans, MD, FACS, was recently elected to the presidency of the Scoliosis Research Society’s board of directors. The former chief of Children’s Hospi …