Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Apr 16 2015

Simulation of Peer Review Sheds Light on Bias in Grant Funding

grant fundingInvestigators may be taken aback by the results of a simulation study published in the journal Research Policy by T. Eugene Day, D.Sc., of the Office of Safety and Medical Operations at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, assessing how much bias is needed before grant funding decisions are swayed.

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Apr 15 2015

CHOP, Drexel, Hebrew University Research Partnership Honored

research_partnershipThe Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce recently honored the joint research partnership among Drexel University, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with the 2015 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award.

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Apr 14 2015

Stay in Touch With Safety During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

distracted drivingTeen driver safety researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP are studying common scenarios that involve serious hazards of distracted driving and how they affect novice drivers’ performance.

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Apr 2 2015

Researchers Suggest NTRK3 Gene Mutation Contributes to Heart Defects

heart defectResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are searching for genes that could be linked to the presence of heart defects, and they recently reported on mutations in the gene NTRK3.

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Mar 31 2015

Driven by Patients: CHOP’s Cutting-Edge Fetal Surgery to be Featured on PBS

fetal surgeryThe work of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s N. Scott Adzick, MD, an internationally recognized fetal surgery pioneer, will be featured in the new documentary series Twice Born.

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Mar 30 2015

Watch CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

CANCERThe history of our understanding and approach to cancer are at the center of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns.

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Mar 25 2015

Technology Helps Overcome Barriers to Vaccination

vaccinationAlexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.

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Mar 20 2015

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue

Christopher_Bonafide_0139ECRI Institute selected an innovative study conducted by patient safety researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who aimed to objectively measure alarm fatigue as a finalist for its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award.

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