Mar 24 2017

Vaccine Hesitancy, Beating Neuroblastoma, Brain Biomarkers for Autism, Medicaid Reforms, 2017 Richard King Trainee Award, Best U.S. Pediatric Program

CHOP Research In the NewsIn times of uncertainty, a dose of positive news reminds us that making progress through difficult situations is possible — our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research community does it every day! Whether it’s researchers who push the barriers of current autism diagnoses, an 8-year-old survivor who fought off a shrewd cancer, or physicians who act as policy watchdogs to protect children’s health, this week’s roundup of brave headliners will inspire you.

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Mar 21 2017

Culture Shift – Spreading Trauma-Informed Care Across a Health System

vaccine trauma informed careBy Meghan Marsac, PhD

Editor’s Note: View the original blog post here, and click here and here to learn more about CHOP’s approach to trauma-informed care training.

Over the past few years, VPI@CHOP has implemented trauma-informed care (TIC) training across the CHOP organization using a theory-based approach developed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Framework for Spread (FFS) and from VPI@CHOP’s own formative research (2016) to transform pediatric healthcare networks into trauma-informed institutions.The framework has three primary steps:

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Mar 16 2017

Meet a Researcher’s Best Resource: Q&A with Research Navigator, Katherine Yang-Iott

research navigatorIf you’re a researcher, no matter how passionate you are for your work, you’ve most likely encountered a little logistic problem or two — whether it’s what to do with old lab equipment, how to import a drug you might need for a study, or who to go to when you have questions about onboarding new hires. These little details make the big discoveries possible. One year into her role as Research Navigator at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute, Katherine Yang-Iott has become the point person for those sorts of questions, a consultant who can objectively analyze any part of a research process (truly, any part!) to offer guidance and support. Last year, we looked at one week in Yang-Iott’s life as Research Navigator. This year, we go one step further: We step into a researcher’s shoes to learn some of the specific ways someone in her role can help.

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Mar 15 2017

CHOP Named the Nation’s Best Pediatrics Department for 2018

PediatricsFor 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. It is the 14th consecutive year that CHOP’s pediatric program has ranked either first or second place among U.S. medical schools — a testament to the hard work, commitment, and care that our faculty exhibits as they relentlessly prepare our physicians and research scientists for a bright future.

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Mar 10 2017

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

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week in the news, 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. Read on to see the different ways we made recent headlines in the name of health.

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Mar 09 2017

Introducing the 2017 Distinguished Research Trainee Awardees

research traineeTraining 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.

One of the ways some of our up-and-coming investigators are honored is through the annual Distinguished Research Trainee Awards. These awards provide institution-wide recognition for exceptional CHOP Research trainees and offer an opportunity for mentors to highlight the work of their researchers-in-training.

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Mar 03 2017

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

Jason StollerWhen 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. The 2017 Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting taking place March 24 to 26 in Philadelphia is an ideal opportunity to put that advice into action.

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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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