Using translational approaches that encompass genomic studies, biomarker development, disease modeling, natural history studies, and clinical trials, Dr. Vanderver seeks to improve the quality of life and lifespan of individuals living with leukodystrophies or heritable disorder of myelin. She leads the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A new study from a team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that in the previous three months, about half of parents talked on a cellphone while driving when their children between the ages of 4 and 10 were in the car, while 1 in 3 read text messages and 1 in 7 used social media.
Amy Kratchman has been working with clinicians and researchers since 2008 as a family representative. She is the mother of three children with special healthcare needs. As a family consultant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Kratchman co-leads numerous family-centered care initiatives.
Welcome back to our weekly roundup of pediatric research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, as many students head back to school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strengthening its advocacy to protect individual and public health by calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions from school vaccine requirements.