Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

languageAutism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

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Jun 22 2016

CHOP Among Top-Ranked Children’s Hospitals in Nation

children's hospitalThe results are in! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked second overall on the 2016-17 U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list. CHOP earned a top 10 spot in all the specialty programs evaluated by the U.S.News survey.

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Jun 14 2016

Valuing and Supporting Diversity in the Pediatric Research Community

Diversity has long been a key driver of achievement at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, particularly when it comes to innovation and performing more accurate and inclusive research.

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May 17 2016

Bringing Science to Life at the Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science FestivalWhat happens when you combine curiosity, families, and science and technology? You’d know the answer to that question and lots more if you attended the Philadelphia Science Festival, a massive science carnival held over nine days featuring hands-on experiments and demonstrations that showcased how science connects to our everyday lives.

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

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May 5 2016

Inquiring Minds at Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day

Nursing ResearchAt the annual Ruth M. Colket Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Grand Rounds held at CHOP May 3, during the national celebration of Nurses Week 2016, nurses presented scholarly accomplishments that resulted from simply asking, “What if …?”

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Apr 19 2016

Coordinating Research with 80 Million Participants: A PCORnet Q&A

PCORnetAs newly appointed chair of the research committee for the national patient-centered clinical research network called PCORnet, he is helping research studies take shape to include a participant population of up to 80 million Americans who are part of 33 large research networks.

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Apr 12 2016

Growing Into Healthy Relationships: A Teen Dating Violence Q&A

teen dating violenceNo teenager wants to trade the sweaty palms and fluttering heartbeats that come with a first date or romantic relationship for real dread, fear, or even injury from dating violence. But it is a sad fact that emotional abuse, physical violence, and sexual violence do occur among some teen dating couples.

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Mar 29 2016

CHOP’s Foerderer Awards Support Novel Biomedical Research Studies

Foerderer AwardsChristoph Seiler, PhD, received a Foerderer Fund for Excellence award at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015 to study this mechanism. German-born Dr. Seiler pointed out that “Foerderer,” in German, means supporter or sponsor. Its name is therefore apt, because the internal award program spurs research projects that need a bit of support to generate pilot data that can later help those projects stand out in the competitive awarding of external funds.

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