July 2015

Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 30 2015

Researchers Launch New Investigations With CPCE Pilot Grants

CPCEIf scientific research were like building a house, pilot studies would be the foundation. Their purpose is to establish solid evidence that will attract external support for large-scale studies. The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is giving three investigators the tools that they need to get to start digging.

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Jul 22 2015

Researchers Identify Predictors of Recurrent UTIs

UTIsRon Keren, MD, MPH, at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a research study that aimed to identify the risk factors that may contribute to why some children go on to develop recurrent UTIs.

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Jul 21 2015

National Network Leverages Electronic Health Records to Improve Care

electronic health recordThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, details the creation of a national “super network” devoted to comparative effectiveness research (CER) based on electronic health record clinical data.

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Jul 16 2015

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Names Research Administration Fellows

Research Administration FellowsThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced the selection of two new Research Administration fellows. Katherine Yang-Iott and Danika Johnston, PhD.

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Jul 15 2015

Steven Douglas, MD, Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV Neurovirology

NeuroVirologySteven D. Douglas, MD received the Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV). The Lectureship Award recognizes a leading investigator for a systematic body of scientific research in neurovirology.

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Jul 14 2015

Trends in Antipsychotic Use Among Youth in Foster Care Raise Concerns

AntipsychoticAntipsychotics are a powerful class of medications that increasingly have been prescribed to children to treat disruptive behaviors, particularly for those in foster care. The trend is a disturbing one that has the attention of Pennsylvania state officials.

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Jul 8 2015

With PCORI Support, CHOP Expert Will Assess ADHD Portal

ADHDFunded by a $2.1 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, CHOP's James Guevara, MD, MPH, will study the comparative effectiveness of an electronic portal vis-à-vis in-person communication for ADHD.

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