Read on for more exciting headlines from this week, including highlights from our inaugural “Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome” conference.
Category Archive: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
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.
Our 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.
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.
Little 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.
The newly launched Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) received a warm welcome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of World Cancer Day.
The 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.
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.
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.
A great deal of outreach and engagement needs to occur if we are to truly change how the public views research. In a recent blog post, I pointed out some of the reasons why people choose not to get involved in clinical research studies. I am always looking for practical ways to address these issues and often find creative ideas right around the corner.