The founder and director of CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Dr. Adzick is an innovator in the field of fetal medicine, pursuing groundbreaking prenatal treatment for debilitating birth defects. He led the NIH-funded "Management of Myelomeningocele Study" (MOMS) at CHOP, a breakthrough research program that showed fetal surgery for spina bifida results in significantly improved outcomes.
Cancer genetics and collaboration were big themes in this week’s news featuring research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Check out our weekly summary of some of the developments this first week of February.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia fetal surgeon N. Scott Adzick, MD, is set to receive an award for contributing to the greater "comfort, welfare, and happiness" of the world. Dr. Adzick is one of three to receive the prestigious 2013 John Scott Award at a ceremony tonight at Philadelphia's American Philosophical Society.
As part of its mission to find "a cure for all children with cancer," Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation recently announced more than $7 million in new grants to researchers around the country, including four at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Children's Hospital investigators Garrett Brodeur, MD, Michael Hogarty, MD, Richard Aplenc, MD, and Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD, all received grants from the organization, for a total of $800,000 in cancer research funding.