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. Mollen's research career has been focusing on using non traditional setting as sites for interventions to improve adolescent reproductive health. She founded and oversees a research program in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Emergency Department that provides sexual health education and HIV testing services, and explores intervention opportunities for increasing access to reproductive health services in the ED.
Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD, MSHP, is a pediatric endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She treats all pediatric endocrine conditions, but she has special expertise in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.