Notable awards, new autism initiatives, and a novel approach to managing sickle cell disease are all part of this week's roundup of research news. As Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experts made waves at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Chicago, our local Philadelphia Eagles launched a new commitment to support autism research at CHOP and neighboring institutions
Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are always curious as they explore uncharted territories and tap new technologies. Read about the many novel ways they are looking to improve children’s health in the February issue of Bench to Bedside.
A recent grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will fund a new study of advanced transplantation techniques. The study, which is being led by Children’s Hospital’s Wayne Hancock, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, will focus on vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), a type of transplantation in which multiple tissues — such as an entire hand — are transplanted “as a functional unit,” according to the American Society of Transplantation (AST). In particular, Dr. Hancock and his team will be working to develop “new approaches to immunosuppression,” he said.