Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jun 11 2013

CHOP Earns #1 Ranking on U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospital List

U.S. NewsThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) earned the number one ranking in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals announced today.

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Jun 6 2013

Experts Call for “Human Vaccines Project” to Accelerate Vaccine Development

A group of prominent vaccine researchers, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s chief scientific officer, Philip R. Johnson, MD, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Stanley Plotkin, MD, recently called for a “human vaccines project” to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent “major global killers such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases.”

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May 15 2013

Turning Stem Cells into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Neural Development

stem cellsStem cells have the unique ability to develop, or differentiate, into other kinds of cells in the body. Researchers have now manipulated human stem cells so that they produce the types of brain cells that play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism.

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Apr 19 2013

CHOP Ranked Top NIH-Funded Children’s Hospital

NIHWe’re pleased to announce that during the 2012 Federal fiscal year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute received more NIH funding than any other independent children’s hospital. Children’s Hospital received more than $125 million in NIH funds in 2012, beating out Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Mar 26 2013

Advanced Cell Therapy Eliminates Aggressive Leukemia in Two Children

leukemiaAccording to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia achieved a complete response after being treated with an innovative cell therapy.

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Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

SequestrationCHOP’s Peter Adamson, MD, who heads the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research, was recently interviewed by journalist Paul Goldberg for the March 15 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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Mar 14 2013

CHOP Pediatrics Named #1 by U.S. News & World Report

pediatricsOn Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and Children’s Hospital, along with its academic affiliate, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, garnered the #1 spot in Pediatrics.

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