At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Brittany Schliep, a clinical research finance manager, is fighting for healthier and happier homes by helping to prevent the impact of domestic violence (DV) on children in her hometown of Gloucester Township, N.J.
Our news highlights from this week cover some provocative topics in pediatric research, from serious teen violence in Philadelphia neighborhoods to head trauma injuries in student athletes across the country. Read on for details about the latest research developments and projects at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
It is not a pretty picture. Boarded up, dilapidated buildings. Overgrown vacant lots filled with debris. Security bars on homes and businesses. A landscape of disorder surrounds many urban youth who are at higher risk of homicide. A new study took a close look at Philadelphia neighborhoods to determine if certain environmental features could be associated with youth violence.
A year ago, the nation - and indeed the world - was shocked by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of whom were children. Although never far from our thoughts, today we are taking a moment to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and their families, and to discuss the ways The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is working to prevent such violent acts from happening again.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently lent its support to a major violence prevention conference that brought together researchers, government officials, and community advocates. Along with Drexel University and the Oakland, Calif.-based urban youth advocacy organization Youth Alive!, Children's Hospital sponsored the fourth annual National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) conference.
Conceived during a 2009 violence intervention conference held