Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

May 09 2017

Scientific Symposium Emphasizes Future Directions of Research Institute

Synapses were firing throughout the conference room in the Colket Translational Research Building as attendees at the 2017 Research Institute Scientific Symposium held May 2 learned about their colleagues’ intriguing research endeavors.

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Mar 15 2017

CHOP Named the Nation’s Best Pediatrics Department for 2018

For the fifth year in a row, we are excited to announce that U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey has awarded our department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania first place in pediatric medical education.

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Mar 10 2017

Lemonade Day Hero Ambassador, Cost-Conscious CHD Care, Environmental Data Collaboration, Philly Research Consortium, Predicting EOS

Summertime lemonade stands and a trip to Disney World have more in common than just the whimsy of childhood: They are just a few of the places where you’ll find members of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia community sharing knowledge to improve pediatric research and treatments.

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Mar 09 2017

Introducing the 2017 Distinguished Research Trainee Awardees

Training the next generation of investigators has long been a priority at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to celebrate the accomplishments of our trainees and honor their commitment to science.

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Mar 03 2017

New ESPR President Looks Forward to Engaging Young Researchers at Annual Meeting

When young research trainees come to Jason Stoller, MD, for a little guidance, he often tells them that to be successful, you must surround yourself with other successful people who are passionate about pursuing similar research interests.

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Feb 21 2017

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

Cell 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.

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Jan 12 2017

Novel Imaging Tool Estimates Energy Production in Mitochondrial Diseases

Fitness tools that monitor your daily use of energy, from counting steps to tracking sleep, have exploded in popularity. Researchers are developing better noninvasive, high-resolution methods to estimate how well the fundamental source of that energy — your mitochondria — are working, and they have recently had some important successes.

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Dec 06 2016

Q&A with Sage Myers: How a National System of Health Data Can Improve Care

The relationship between measurement and improvement is a familiar one in our everyday lives. If you wear a fitness tracker to measure your daily step count, you might start changing your habits to walk to more places and get more steps in.

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Oct 25 2016

Mentorship in Medicine, Zebras, and Holsteins: Q&A with Elaine Zackai

A common adage in medical training goes, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses (not zebras).” For most doctors in conventional practice, that means that exotic explanations are rarely right. The most prosaic diagnosis for a patient’s symptoms is usually the correct one.

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Oct 19 2016

Research in Motion to Curb Cell Phone Use While Driving

As you’re driving down the expressway, your cell phone pings, and you glance down at an incoming text message from your best friend. Next thing you know, your car slams the guardrail. The crash leaves you with a severe concussion and a serious lesson learned about distracted driving.

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