Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 30 2017

Measuring Flexible Thinking, Managing Concussions, Tech Addiction, 2017 Pew Scholar, U.S. News & World Report

Every good researcher needs a sturdy set of tools: Whether it’s a new technology that drives efficiency, the financial support that accompanies an award, or simple advice from a research mentor, all of these resources make collective breakthroughs possible.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/in-the-news-measuring-flexible-thinking-managing-concussions-tech-addiction-2017-pew-scholar-u-s-news-world-report/

Jun 29 2017

Children Have the Most to Lose in Proposed Medicaid Cuts

The Senate-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) risk undoing a half century of healthcare standards that were designed to maximize child development and well-being by cutting Medicaid funding and fundamentally changing the program. Yet, the intense discussion on the future of our healthcare system has really only been focused on adults.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/children-lose-proposed-medicaid-cuts/

Jun 28 2017

U.S. News National Survey Ranks CHOP Specialty Areas in Top Ten

Three cheers for our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia team for once again achieving outstanding rankings in the U.S. News & World Report 11th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. CHOP earned second place on the Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/u-s-news-national-survey-ranks-chop-specialty-areas-top-ten/

Jun 27 2017

Let’s Talk: A Q&A About How to Engage in Shared Decision-making

Recognizing that physicians must navigate such a wide variation of family values, expectations, and priorities, Susan Levy, MD, MPH, a developmental pediatrician and researcher for the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report on behalf its Council on Children with Disabilities to provide a framework for the implementation of shared decision-making.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/lets-talk-qa-engage-shared-decision-making/

Jun 21 2017

Dr. Douglas Wallace Honored for Passion, Creativity in Biomedical Research

Like the mitochondria that Douglas Wallace, PhD, has dedicated his scientific career to studying, energy keeps building about his exciting work. Dr. Wallace’s latest high-profile achievement is being selected as the recipient of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/dr-douglas-wallace-honored-passion-creativity-biomedical-research/

Jun 16 2017

Alex’s Lemonade Kickoff, Baby Sleep Study, Military Families, Driving with ADHD, Reducing ED Pain

Rounding out a week of soaring temperatures and some exciting research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we bring you this week’s headline highlights.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/in-the-news-alexs-lemonade-kickoff-baby-sleep-study-military-families-driving-adhd-reducing-ed-pain/

Jun 13 2017

Do Assault-injured Youth Want Mental Health Care?

The majority of adolescent males receiving care in the pediatric emergency department after experiencing a violence-related injury — typically from peer assaults — felt they needed mental health services, according to a study by researchers from the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-assault-injured-youth-want-mental-health-care/

Jun 09 2017

Could a Single Brain Scan Predict Autism Among High-risk Infants?

A neuroimaging scan at age 6 months may accurately predict autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among high-risk infants. The infants were considered to be at high risk because they had older siblings with ASD. Overall, the study team found 974 functional connections in the 6-month-olds’ brains that were associated with autism-related behaviors.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-single-brain-scan-predict-autism-among-high-risk-infants/

Jun 08 2017

Tuning in to Violence Prevention Initiative and Youth’s Voice in Research

The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a standout example of how our research is taking hold in communities, and now the entire country knows more about it after a live broadcast by “Good Morning America” at our Karabots Pediatric Care Center featuring an interview with Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer of CHOP.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/tuning-violence-prevention-initiative-youths-voice-research/

Jun 06 2017

Meet the CHOP Mentors Changing Research Trainees’ Lives

Our research trainees at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don’t just influence their careers, but the future of children’s health, too.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/meet-chop-mentors-changing-research-trainees-lives/

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