A simple question raised by a concerned parent can often kick-start lines of research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This week in the news, those sorts of everyday queries - whether they're about how to breastfeed, why parents should follow a vaccine schedule, or how mechanical circulatory support devices work - led to exciting headline-making stories.
The Wolfson Family Laboratory for Clinical and Biomedical Optics focuses on the development and use of novel non-invasive optical devices to probe cerebrovascular hemodynamics and physiology in vivo. These devices are used in clinical and pre-clinical studies to discover the timing and causes of brain injury during care.
Contributing data to the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium since 2013, CHOP has participated in several studies led by various centers across the country looking at a wide variety of disease processes in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.