Inside the Research Institute
For almost a century, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has advanced breakthrough treatments and innovations that have changed lives and pushed pediatric scientific knowledge forward. It’s truly amazing what an elite scientific research institution can accomplish with an engaged professional community, the shared resources on a premier academic campus, and the commitment to excellence at a world-renowned children’s hospital. From laboratory discoveries, to new public policies, to health gains, we want to give every child the best opportunity for a bright future.
Dr. Akers is an adolescent gynecologist and her research focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes among adolescent women by reducing teen pregnancy, and reducing sexually transmitted infection rates by increasing adolescents’ access to high quality reproductive health services.