Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 30 2015

Researchers Launch New Investigations With CPCE Pilot Grants

If scientific research were like building a house, pilot studies would be the foundation. Their purpose is to establish solid evidence that will attract external support for large-scale studies. The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is giving three investigators the tools that they need to get to start …

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Jul 28 2015

Young Adults Find Selecting Health Insurance Plans Confusing

While young adults are essential to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the process of applying for health insurance using can be confusing.

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Jul 23 2015

Clinical Network Aims to Advance Food Allergy Research

Food Allergy Research & Education, a leading advocacy organization, launched the FARE Clinical Network on June 29 and named CHOP as one of its 22 centers for excellence.

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Jul 22 2015

Researchers Identify Predictors of Recurrent UTIs

Ron Keren, MD, MPH, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a research study that aimed to identify the risk factors that may contribute to why some children go on to develop recurrent UTIs.

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Jul 21 2015

National Network Leverages Electronic Health Records to Improve Care

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, details the creation of a national “super network” devoted to comparative effectiveness research (CER) based on electronic health record clinical data.

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Jul 16 2015

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Names Research Administration Fellows

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced the selection of two new Research Administration fellows. Katherine Yang-Iott and Danika Johnston, PhD.

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Jul 15 2015

Steven Douglas, MD, Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV Neurovirology

Steven D. Douglas, MD received the Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV). The Lectureship Award recognizes a leading investigator for a systematic body of scientific research in neurovirology.

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Jul 14 2015

Trends in Antipsychotic Use Among Youth in Foster Care Raise Concerns

Antipsychotics are a powerful class of medications that increasingly have been prescribed to children to treat disruptive behaviors, particularly for those in foster care. The trend is a disturbing one that has the attention of Pennsylvania state officials.

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Jul 09 2015

Researchers Aim to Find New Pathway Interactions in Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancer mainly exists in people older than 50, but it also can occur in young adults who have a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

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Jul 08 2015

With PCORI Support, CHOP Expert Will Assess ADHD Portal

Funded by a $2.1 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, CHOP’s James Guevara, MD, MPH, will study the comparative effectiveness of an electronic portal vis-à-vis in-person communication for ADHD.

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