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A course designed to equip researchers with skills to extend health research to children and families with emerging English proficiency.
Learn more about the Clinical Pharmacology Research Affinity Group (RAG) and how individuals can join.
This week’s research news features awards for furthering patient-centered outcomes research careers and for recognizing the importance of mentorship.
Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis, proudly celebrates its first anniversary.
The new Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery provides a patient-centered approach to improving outcomes in children with surgical conditions.
Annual long-term follow-up care is critical to manage and monitor for late effects, recurrence, or new cancer.
Clinical Futures is currently accepting applications for a T32-funded postdoctoral training program
Clinical Futures and PolicyLab fund four new projects through its jointly administered Pilot Grant Program.
This week’s news roundup features three studies, Doris Duke Award winners, and a commitment to the CHOP Parkway Run & Walk.
Applications are due October 2, 2023.
As of July 1, the Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) has transitioned to Clinical Futures, a Research Institute Center of Emphasis.
Celebrating the launch of the Center for Outcomes REsearch in Surgery (CORES) at CHOP
The American Pediatric Society honored Dr. Feudtner for his contributions to pediatric sciences.
Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference.
Researchers from Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis, are studying best practices for telemedicine in pediatric primary care.
In part two of our series celebrating Women’s History Month, meet more women at CHOP working in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine fields.
Learn about a first-of-its-kind FDA approval and a PCORI project that aims to turn evidence-based research into clinical practice more quickly.
CHOP’s T32 fellowship program in Clinical Pharmacology is currently recruiting fellows for appointment starting in July 2023.
In this news roundup, learn about the achievements of CHOP researchers from societal inductions to grant- and grand-prize recipients.
CHOP researchers found that before wide availability of vaccines, newborns were infected with SARS-CoV-2 at variable rates and without apparent short-term effects.
New study findings can inform optimal COVID-19 vaccination strategy during pregnancy.
This week's news roundup features an outstanding science award, Highly Cited Researchers, and STAT Wunderkinds, along with new research about cancer risk with birth defects, epilepsy, and acute myeloid leukemia.
Decades-long research from CHOP informed the implementation of the Virtual Driving Assessment program in CHOP’s Care Network.
The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness announces its name change to Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis.
A Q&A with neonatologist Karen Puopolo MD, PhD, recipient of the Pennsylvania Pediatrician of the Year Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
CHOP study is first to show important disparities between concussions sustained from assaults compared with sports-related injuries.
Learn about novel findings and new funding from our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers.
Children with MIS-C, a post-infectious complication of SARS-Co-V2, regained normal cardiac function within about three months of initial treatment.
Study shows it is safe to withhold antibiotics in infants, including those born preterm, with low-risk delivery characteristics.
CHOP researchers examine specific health effects faced by parents and siblings of very sick children and adolescents.
This is the largest study to date to examine specific health effects faced by parents and siblings of very sick children and adolescents.
Our research news highlights a study about sequencing bone marrow DNA after CAR T-cell therapy and how it accurately predicts leukemia relapse.
This week’s research news notes the partnership of CHOP and YouTube. Paul Offit, MD, will be featured in 15 informative vaccine videos.
The Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training (PHEOT) program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia trains the next generation of clinical scientists who will understand how to best measure and improve outcomes, assure patient safety, and manage costs for…
The goal of this “deimplementation” study is to reduce risk while aligning practice with the best available evidence.
CHOP researchers identify the bacterial pathogens most responsible for early-onset sepsis in very preterm infants.
CHOP researchers found depression and suicidality increased among adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new internal research grant program will fund research projects that can improve the quality of care provided to children at CHOP.
A pediatrician training program improved human papillomavirus vaccination rates in adolescents.
This week’s research news features Dr. Audrey Odom John and her discovery of six breath compounds that could lead to a COVID breathalyzer for kids.
Congratulations to the 2021 Carol Marcus Award Recipients: Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE; Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE; and Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP.
We feature seven more women in STEM at CHOP nominated by leaders of their Centers of Emphasis.
Nominated by their Centers of Emphasis, women in STEM share what drives them, their words of wisdom, and why they do what they do.
This week’s research news features CHOP Oncologist Stephen Hunger, MD, as quoted in a “TODAY Show” article about pediatric cancer research.
Researchers found that antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 efficiently cross the placenta.
CHOP rheumatologist Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE, received a research award and a PCORI grant to study spondyloarthritis.
Dr. Ruppel studies how to integrate technology, like bedside alarms with adjusted settings for each patient, into the care environment.
This week’s In the News features COVID-19 projections, studies on tracheostomy tube changes and musculoskeletal pain, and a rheumatology award.
Learn about the research projects supported by Clinical Futures/PolicyLab Pilot Grants and how they seek to drive change in policy and practice.
Children who have sleep problems in early and/or middle childhood are at risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in childhood.
In the News this week features a Humanitarian Award, along with research on psychosis, antibiotics continuous glucose monitoring and DNA methylation.
In updated AAP guidelines, health experts revisit whether mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 may room-in with their newborn.
Sleep disturbances at any age during childhood are associated with behavioral and emotional impairments in middle childhood.
Researchers studied the prevalence of COVID-19 among pregnant women in Philadelphia and found it was higher in Black and Hispanic women.
Researchers at CHOP found that dexrazoxane lowers risk for cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapy in pediatric AML
PolicyLab model updates reveal weather is having a greater impact on the spread of COVID-19 than previously indicated. This and more In the News.
CHOP study finds cardioprotective drug dexrazoxane preserved cardiac function in pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy for AML.
Concussion study reveals video confirmation is critical to the processing of head impact sensor data. This and more In the News.
Researchers leading fields historically underrepresented by women share words of wisdom for the next generation pursuing careers in STEM.
Funding is available for clinical effectiveness and/or policy-oriented health services research pilot studies.
PKIDS Care Improvement Network to determine effectiveness of approaches to remove kidney stones and the procedures impact on patients’ lives.
The new director of the Clinical Futures shares his plans for the center’s continued evolution and success.
"Jim Connelly, RRT-NPS, has been the heartbeat of the ECMO program,” Todd Kilbaugh, MD, medical director of ECMO Center said.
In this week’s recap, our researchers share discoveries in driving safety, concussion recovery, schizophrenia treatment, and more.
Heat waves, drenching rainstorms, and vacation escapes can’t stop our investigators from their continued advancement of scientific discovery.
Learn about some of the latest Research Institute news, including an event for South Jersey teachers, new awards, and interesting reads.
From new awards to support cancer research to novel findings into trauma and the brain, read about this week’s research headlines.
New study aims to design future interventions to enhance cancer survivors’ well-being and appropriate healthcare utilization throughout their lifetime.
In this week’s recap, our researchers make headlines with their work in endocrinology, autism research, telehealth, the gut-brain connection, and more.
In this week's roundup, CHOP researchers reveal a secret to a soundly sleeping toddler.
On World Cancer Research Day, our blog goes to the Dominican Republic, where fellow Julianne Burns, MD, embarked on much needed infectious disease research.
Our latest Snapshot Science shares new insights from Clinical Futures researchers on current epidemic of kidney stones in children.
Researchers head to Botswana to figure out next steps to improve antibiotic stewardship in under resourced settings.
This week in the news, research from the Cardiac Center and the Division of Urology make headlines for children's health.
When a child has a serious illness, one way to support parents is to help them clarify all the things they might be hoping for regarding their child.
Check out a preview of some of the novel research our clinical and scientific experts are presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.
Data from new study helps clinicians choose the best antibiotic for a child with an acute respiratory tract infection.
CHOP Researchers Find Outcomes Are Similar, but Broader-spectrum Antibiotics Have Higher Risk of Adverse Effects
Recognize World Aids Day, Dec. 1, by reading about new research from investigators in our division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we kick-started the commemorative period on the heels of exciting news about breakthroughs in pediatric cancer immunotherapy research.
Clinical Futures at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is ushering in the fall with a call for applications to its Pilot Grant Program. The program aims to support CHOP investigators who are interested in conducting studies designed to gather evidence about novel…
Every day, we learn about the exciting new ways our investigators and staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia modernize medicine and revolutionize healthcare for children. This week, we're thrilled to report on a handful of new headlines about those breakthroughs…
Nobody enjoys sitting in a doctor's waiting room, especially when they have an uncomfortable skin condition. A Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study team tested a direct-to-consumer mobile app designed to facilitate routine dermatologic consultations for children…
When it comes to bedside alarms for conditions like low oxygen saturation, tachycardia, or cardiac arrhythmias, four main factors contribute to faster nurse response times.
"Bold" is perhaps the best word to describe this week's roundup of Research Institute news, as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia nurses and investigators alike made headlines for their experimental work in pediatric CAR T-cell therapy: a cancer-fighting…
Let's say you want to buy a new television. You probably would do some digging and compare each brand's best features and consult reviews from other consumers before making a purchase. The decision-making process isn't always as straightforward, however, when you…
Sometimes half is better than whole. That's the idea behind a new multicenter study that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is participating in to compare a five-day (short) course of antibiotic therapy with a 10-day (standard) course of therapy to treat community-…
Welcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! Now that we are bringing you these updates biweekly, we have an even richer collection of stories to share. This week's highlights include an important update for clinicians…
The shiny picture of the American dream sometimes belies underlying struggles. This may be especially true in suburban communities, where demographic shifts in the last decade have left growing numbers of families experiencing poverty or near-poverty conditions in which they…
Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reaches all corners of the world. This week's In the News takes us on the road with new teen driving safety research findings. Next, we visit school cafeterias for National School Lunch Week. And then we're off…
This week's In the News roundup takes science at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to new elevations, including a stellar donation by the Eagles Charitable Foundation to support autism research.
Conducting a pilot research study is like test-driving a new car. Pilot studies build preliminary evidence and allow for investigators to ensure everything runs smoothly before committing to an extensive, large-scale study.
August is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you're lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
In many cafeterias these days, the sloppy joe special and individual carton of milk comes with a side of state laws. Targeting a childhood obesity rate that seems stuck at a too-high rate of 17 percent, state and local legislators across the U.S. have introduced policy-based…
One of the biggest looming threats to humanity's future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn't a summer superhero movie plot. It's the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as…
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.
Pediatric infectious disease specialists, the doctors who specialize in wiping out microbial and other infections in children, are a dedicated bunch. These physicians work at the front lines of diseases new and old, as well as protecting against complications from other medical…
If scientific research were like building a house, pilot studies would be the foundation. Their purpose is to establish solid evidence that will attract external support for large-scale studies. Clinical Futures at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is giving three…
Ron Keren, MD, MPH, at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a research study that aimed to identify the risk factors that may contribute to why some children go on to develop recurrent UTIs.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.
Winners chosen for the fall round of Clinical Futures’ Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.
Kidney specialists across the country agree that the incidence of kidney stones is rising among children, but clinicians are unsettled on which imaging technology to choose first when diagnosing the condition, despite current guidelines that recommend ultrasound as the initial…
ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among children, occurring in about 8 percent of youth. Yet each child experiences symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity differently, so delivering treatment that is responsive to individuals’ specific needs,…
Any opportunity to get a research project off the ground is greatly appreciated, especially by the two Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians who recently received 2014 Pilot Grant Awards from Clinical Futures.
As the new director of CHOP’s Clinical Futures, Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, will do what he enjoys most — create, develop, and build new ideas.
Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, recently received an approximately $1.8 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of broad and narrow-spectrum antibiotics in treating acute respiratory infections.
Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.
As the new director of CHOP’s Clinical Futures, Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, will do what he enjoys most — create, develop, and build new ideas.
A recent study of an "antimicrobial stewardship" program by Children's Hospital researchers found that offering pediatricians education, and auditing their prescription patterns, can encourage them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common…
When a child who has been hospitalized with a serious infection is sent home to complete a prolonged course of antibiotics, they can receive their medicine in two ways - by mouth, or intravenously, via a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line. Though PICC lines can…