Category Archive: Clinical Research Support Office

May 11 2018

Clinical Research Coordinators Get Crowns and Congratulations

Clinical research coordinators are the heart and soul of our research breakthroughs, as many of our investigators and staff at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia know. Whether they’re ensuring that a study falls within regulatory protocols, explaining the science behind a health condition to a family, or simply spending time with patient participants to put them at ease, coordinators bridge the gap between an idea and its execution, as well as between scientists and the patients whose outcomes they hope to improve.

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Oct 13 2017

Translational Research Workshop Bridges Gap Between Bench Research and Clinic

If you glance at a diagram of the continuum of translational research, the arrows point orderly to five phases — from basic research to improving population health. Rarely, however, is the business of discovery so neatly aligned. It takes unexpected twists and turns, as attendees at this week’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists heard from experienced investigators who shared lessons that they’ve learned while pursuing their scientific endeavors.

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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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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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Nov 1 2016

CHOP Honors Superhuman Abilities of Clinical Research Coordinators

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATORSNot all superheroes wear masks and capes. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, clinical research coordinators are the often-unsung superheroes doing important work in plain clothes and in plain sight.

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Aug 5 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Mean Girls, PROS Anniversary, a Research Hero, and Breastfeeding, Immunization Awareness

CHOP Research NewsAugust is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you’re lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Apr 1 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Transgender Youth, Vaccines, and Sleep

CHOP Research In the NewsAs we end the week and begin a new month, it’s time again to catch up on another week of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. And, of course, a new month means a new issue of our research newsmagazine, Bench to Bedside! Check out the new issue here (and if you don’t have time to dig into it just yet, we’ll bring you a more detailed preview next week).

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Mar 31 2016

A Week in the Life of the Research Navigator

My background is in basic laboratory research. I worked with Craig Bassing, PhD, in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for almost a decade. After recently completing the Research Administration Fellowship through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, I am now working in the Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) in this important role as Research Navigator.

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Mar 17 2016

Two Success Stories in Honor of Women’s History Month

Women's History MonthIn celebration of Women’s History Month, we are sharing the journey of two exceptional women who work at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute. Both Brenda Gwafila and Namrata Choudhari grew up outside of the U.S. and have discovered that scientific exploration has no boundaries.

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