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.
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.
Dr. Coffin’s research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in the pediatric population. She also investigates the epidemiology of pediatric respiratory viral infections, with a particular emphasis on influenza.
Dr. Lowenthal's work is focused on addressing health priorities for children in resource-limited settings. In addition to research projects she serves as research director for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health Center, supporting junior researchers (and senior researchers newly working in international settings) to develop projects addressing other health priorities for children in resource-limited settings.