Feb 24 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Predicting Autism, Rear Seat Safety, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Pediatric Stroke

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week’s In the News highlights remind us of one of our favorite quotes from Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Read on to see how researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are working with different groups who share the same vision and scientific goals to advance pediatric care.

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Feb 21 2017

Q&A With New AAAS Fellow Michael Marks: Curiosity, Collaborators, and Good Questions

Michael MarksCell biologist Michael Marks, PhD, studies strange, specific organelles that are only found in certain cell types in our bodies. By dissecting the ways these lysosome-related organelles are assembled, he has gained novel insights into how these mechanisms are thwarted in a rare genetic disease called Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS). The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) honored his distinguished efforts to advance science by naming Dr. Marks as an AAAS Fellow in 2016. The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, including nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science. Dr. Marks, who leads a research laboratory at CHOP and also is a professor in the department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, and the department of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, accepted this distinction at a forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston held Feb. 18. In honor of this special occasion, we chatted with Dr. Marks about some of the key aspects of his successful scientific career. The edited conversation follows below.

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Feb 14 2017

CPCE Pilot Grant Awardees Want to Know: What Works Best?

CPCELet’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’re faced with making a choice about your healthcare. Compelling information about the benefits and harms of a medical test, therapy, or healthcare service may not be readily available.

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Feb 10 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Growth Failure, Glucose Target Ranges, CHIP Funding, Global Road Safety

CHOP Research In the NewsWe’ve had a flurry of activity this week at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.

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Feb 08 2017

Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure: Re-defining Cancer Research Through Collaboration

PC4CThe newly launched Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) received a warm welcome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of World Cancer Day. Five regional cancer academic treatment centers and two pediatric hospitals met Friday to announce the collaboration that is the nation’s first city-wide brain tumor precision-medicine research partnership to benefit both adult and pediatric brain tumor patients. In time, the PC4C plans to expand treatment to include additional tumor and cancer types.

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Jan 31 2017

Strength in Diversity: Q&A With Amy Lavery, PhD, New Diversity Fellow

diversity fellowThe Research Institute’s commitment to cultivating and producing strong scientific research is grounded in the diverse mix of experiences, talents, and perspectives that our researchers contribute to our success.

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Jan 27 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Infant Monitors, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, CAR T-cell Therapy, Seed Grants, Mitochondrial Research

CHOP Research In the NewsSuper Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and our biweekly installment of In the News is the perfect playing field for us to showcase the wide range of research projects that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia experts tackle. Huddle up!

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Jan 25 2017

Diversity Makes a Difference: Q&A With Brian Estevez, PhD, New Diversity Fellow

DIVERSITYLooking at a scientific problem from new and different perspectives is what research is all about, which is why Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute is dedicated to cultivating a more diverse workforce.

“We value diversity within our research community and it is undoubtedly part of what makes us successful,” wrote Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute, in a Cornerstone blog post. “Individual differences in race, ethnicity, genetic makeup, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and socioeconomic status are an integral part of what makes us great.”

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Jan 19 2017

Vaccine Education Center Helps Parents Sort Out Vaccine Safety


By Paul Offit, MD

Paul OffitEditor’s Note: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physician and Vaccine Education Center Director Paul Offit, MD, is co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine, Rotateq®, and an advocate for vaccine safety, childhood immunization, and stricter vaccine waiver requirements. He also is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, Dr. Offit was inducted into the American Academy for Arts and Sciences and joined the class of 2015 Fellows elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recognizes individuals for their contributions to science and technology. In 2016, Dr. Offit won the Franklin Founder Award from the city of Philadelphia, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Jonathan E. Rhoads Medal for Distinguished Service to Medicine from the American Philosophical Society.

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Jan 13 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, NICU Outcomes, Teen Drivers

CHOP Research In the NewsThe year is off to a great start, with plenty of research news to report. This biweekly installment of In the News describes a new study in the emerging field of lymphatics, shares an editorial on advancements in neonatology, and highlights research to keep teen drivers safe.

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