2716 South Street Philadelphia, PA19146 United States
The Roberts Center for Pediatric Research opened in 2017 to expand available space for CHOP Research Institute investigators and administrative employees and accommodate future growth. Built to blend into the cityscape, the glass structure nearly becomes part of the sky in the right light, and it provides work space for human resources, sponsored projects, research business management, Children’s Oncology Group, and Core facilities. The skyscraper also serves as the hub for the Center for Autism Research, Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine, and the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, among others. The Roberts Center offers fantastic urban and river views, community spaces, and a café open to the public. It physically connects the neighborhood to the Schuylkill River Trail.
Whitney Guthrie, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and scientist at the Center for Autism Research. Dr. Guthrie’s research focuses on the early developmental trajectories that characterize autism spectrum disorder with the ultimate goal of improving early detection and intervention.
Dr. Wallis explores socio-demographic disparities in the diagnosis of developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the process of screening for these conditions in pediatric primary care. She aims to develop and test strategies to improve developmental outcomes for all children and to bridge gaps in identification and care for low-income and minority children and girls with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Miller's research focuses on the diagnostic and classification issues most pressing to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research, including differentiating ASD from other genetic and psychiatric conditions, diagnosis across the lifespan, and early identification and screening.
Promoting collaboration between academia and industry by developing relationships with other institutions, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies to continue research and to commercialize CHOP research discoveries and technology-based ventures.