In 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.
Every child begins life in a paradise built of biological wonders. The umbilical cord tethering the fetus to her mother’s placenta not only enables the exchange of blood gases in place of breathing air, but it also permits her to float and rotate within the warm incubating amniotic fluid while it delivers her every nutritional need as she grows ready for independent life.View full post
One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers.View full post
Breastfeeding Practices, Cardiac Life Support, Vaccination Schedules, Face Recognition Diagnosis, American Academy Election, AAPOS Award
This week in the news, those sorts of everyday queries – whether they’re about how to breastfeed, why parents should follow a vaccine schedule, or how mechanical circulatory support devices work – led to exciting headline-making stories.View full post
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.View full post
The Research Institute’s Annual Report 2016 features dozens of inspiring and engaging stories that highlight new programs, our commitment to collaboration and excellence, and how our investigators and staff are leading the way in innovation and driving change in children’s care.View full post
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Mar 21 2017
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
If 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
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. 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
This 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
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.
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
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. 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
This 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 14 2017
Let’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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