Category Archive: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

Sep 20 2018

Pioneering Novel Therapies for Hemophilia

Editor’s Note: Jacqueline Hunter, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wolfe Laboratory, wrote this article as part of the Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The ACE program gives fellows the opportunity to pursue projects beyond their main research focus. We’re especially excited to share Dr. Hunter’s work during National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Normally, the body responds to a bleeding event by forming a clot, which is a complicated process involving multiple proteins in an elegantly orchestrated cascade. When specific proteins of this cascade are absent, one of several debilitating disorders can occur that result in recurrent spontaneous bleeding into the joints and muscles. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are using clever maneuvering to figure out new therapeutic options for patients with hemophilia A and B.

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Jul 28 2017

Psychology in Media Award, Targeted Cancer Drugs, Dermatology App, CHOP ROP Model, Beckwith-Wiedemann Conference

CHOP Research In the NewsRead on for more exciting headlines from this week, including highlights from our inaugural “Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome” conference.

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Jul 25 2017

A Day in the Life of a CRISSP Scholar

I first became interested in neurology when I observed a grade school friend have a seizure. But it wasn’t until after I was chosen to participate in the division of Child Neurology’s annual Neurology High School Scholars Program at CHOP that I decided that I wanted to become a pediatric neurologist.

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Jun 6 2017

Meet the CHOP Mentors Changing Research Trainees’ Lives

CHOP MentorsOur research trainees at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don’t just influence their careers, but the future of children’s health, too.

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Apr 13 2017

2016 Research Annual Report Showcases How We Accelerate Breakthroughs

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.

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Mar 16 2017

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

research navigatorLittle details make big discoveries possible. Meet our Research Navigator, Katherine Yang-Iott — the point person for any and all questions a CHOP investigator might have, from where to discard used lab materials, to how to obtain new equipment, to where we can find a good slice of pizza, fast.

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Feb 8 2017

Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure: Re-defining Cancer Research Through Collaboration

PC4CThe newly launched Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) received a warm welcome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of World Cancer Day.

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Jan 31 2017

Strength in Diversity: Q&A With Amy Lavery, PhD, New Diversity Fellow

diversity fellowThe Research Institute’s commitment to cultivating and producing strong scientific research is grounded in the diverse mix of experiences, talents, and perspectives that our researchers contribute to our success.

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Jan 3 2017

Looking Ahead to Having a Bigger Impact and Greater Success

I always look toward the new year with great optimism and hope, to the promise and potential it brings, and to the experiences that will shape us individually, professionally, and organizationally.

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Dec 22 2016

‘Tis the Season to Thank Our Research Volunteers

Working at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) during this time of year is incredibly gratifying. In the past few weeks I have heard literally dozens of stories about groups of employees coming together to raise money for charities; conduct drives for food, toys and books; work to help the homeless; and “adopt” families to ensure that children being treated at the hospital and their parents have an enjoyable holiday.

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