Category Archive: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Apr 18 2017

Could Noninvasive Eye Imaging Safely Detect Elevated Intracranial Pressure, Without Surgery?

Taking light-wave images of the retina through a process called optical coherence tomography (OCT) shows promise as a safe, noninvasive way to identify elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in children with subacute conditions such as tumors, hydrocephalus, or head trauma.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/noninvasive-eye-imaging-safely-detect-elevated-intracranial-pressure-without-surgery/

Apr 11 2017

Flaura Winston Recognized With 2017 Women in Business Healthcare Awards

Dr. Winston was recognized as the “Best Children’s Health Executive” and “Best Child Healthcare Service & Pediatrician of the Year 2017” for the state of Pennsylvania from the UK-based publication, Women In Business Worldwide.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/flaura-winston-recognized-2017-women-business-healthcare-awards/

Apr 06 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Inspires Patient to Pursue Science Career

For some patients, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is more than just the place they visited for check-ups, MRI’s, and medical tests: It’s the spark of inspiration that encouraged them to study medicine, science, or research and kick-start a career in healthcare.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/multiple-sclerosis-research-program-inspires-patient-pursue-science-career/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/qa-sage-myers-national-system-health-data-can-improve-care/

Oct 04 2016

How to Address Four Factors That Limit Gender Equality in Academic Medicine

After four years of often being the only female student in a class, entering a medical school felt like a gender nirvana. My medical school, like most, had equal numbers of men and women. But despite my initial impression of gender equity, I realized that there are still gender obstacles in medicine.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/address-four-factors-limit-gender-equality-academic-medicine/

Jul 13 2016

How Warts Could Reveal the Immune System’s Tiny Flaws and Functions

Medical students have a classic rule of thumb on the subject of choosing their specialty: If you’re undecided between obstetrics and pediatrics, the moment of truth will happen right after you deliver a baby for the first time. In that exhilarating moment of helping a mother welcome a new life, do you want to stay as the obstetrician at the mom’s bedside, or do you want to follow the baby?

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/warts-reveal-immune-systems-tiny-flaws-functions/

Jul 05 2016

On Your Skin, In Your Gut, and All Around: A Microbiome Q&A

Microbes are on us and in us, and researchers are increasingly becoming aware that they are a vital part of us. Across The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania a variety of research efforts are underway to understand these populations of bacteria, viruses, and other tiny life forms, known as the microbiome, and their impact on health.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/skin-gut-around-microbiome-qa/

Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/scientists-reveal-new-mechanism-adenovirus-uses-sabotage-immune-system/

Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

Autism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/entrepreneurial-approach-learning-language-grows-catalyzes-research/

Jun 22 2016

CHOP Among Top-Ranked Children’s Hospitals in Nation

The results are in! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked second overall on the 2016-17 U.S.News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list. CHOP earned a top 10 spot in all the specialty programs evaluated by the U.S.News survey.

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