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.
Dr. Puopolo helped lead the research team that developed and validated multivariate prediction models for neonatal early-onset sepsis risk assessment. Her current research addresses the impacts of maternal immunity, perinatal antibiotic exposure, and neonatal infection on infant and childhood health.
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. Baldassano’s research focuses on children who have inflammatory bowel diseases, and he oversees a large team of researchers at CHOP working to translate discoveries in the laboratory into direct patient care for children. One promising area of current research involves investigating the intestinal microbiomes of children with inflammatory bowel diseases.