Category Archive: About Cornerstone

Jan 1 2016

From all of us here at CHOP Research, we wish you a bright and happy 2016!

New_Years_2016In the New Year on Cornerstone, be on the lookout for guest blogs, new blog formats, more images and infographics, and multimedia.

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Oct 1 2015

eMERGE Network Looks at How to Provide DNA Test Results, Improve Care

A new $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) program will allow scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to not only uncover the genetic causes of autism and other pediatric conditions, but also to see how this information extends beyond the lab into patients’ electronic health records and improves care.

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Sep 8 2015

Expanding Clinical Teams’ Communication Skills When Sharing Care Plans

care plansDr. Walter received a Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award to investigate the effectiveness of an interprofessional communication training program designed to improve clinical teams’ collaboration in creating care plans.

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Sep 2 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

JAMAAdvances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.

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Aug 13 2014

Investigators Explore Safety of Rotavirus Vaccine in NICU

Clinicians in neonatal intensive care units across the country are uncertain about when to administer rotavirus vaccination to infants whose medical conditions require prolonged hospital stays.

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Feb 13 2014

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Grant Supports CHOP Childhood Cancer Research Project

Alex's Lemonade StandOne in every 691 babies in the U.S. is born with Down syndrome, according to the National Down Syndrome Society, and have a predisposition for a certain kind of cancer.

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