Category Archive: Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Nov 20 2017

Researchers Get to the Root of Hunger in Primary Care

Around seven years ago during a well visit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a 12-year-old boy told Saba Khan, MD, an attending physician at CHOP, that there was one problem she could not fix. Intrigued, Dr. Khan asked him to explain further. At first hesitant, the young man finally explained what he meant. He had a pain in his belly that never went away, and he knew exactly what that pain was: Hunger. “I’m always hungry,” he said to Dr. Khan.

Dr. Khan was floored. At the time, she was unfamiliar about how to address the issue of food insecurity because she had not yet encountered it in primary care practice.

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Aug 17 2017

Did a New App Facilitate Faster, Easier Dermatology Consults for Families?

Nobody enjoys sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, especially when they have an uncomfortable skin condition. A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia study team tested a direct-to-consumer mobile app designed to facilitate routine dermatologic consultations for children and adolescents. The pilot study results showed the telemedicine technology was acceptable, easy to use, and expedited care.

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Dec 30 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Rose Bowl Parade, Asthma, Cardiac Imaging, Pediatric Leukemia, Immune Response

CHOP Research In the NewsThe end of the year has come up fast, and so have important advances in pediatric research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week’s In the News starts off with a celebration of two remarkable patients and their dedicated pediatric oncologist.

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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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Jul 22 2016

CHOP Research In the News: ONC Award, Vision and Concussions, Raising 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Awareness

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week we’re excited to report on a second award for an innovative technology solution to access, filter, and harness emerging disease updates.

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Jun 7 2016

Lots to Cheer About in Bench to Bedside

Bench to BedsideYippee! Hooray! Woo-hoo! We’d like to take a few moments to celebrate the recent accolades given to scientists and physician researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute who are featured in the latest issue of Bench to Bedside, our monthly newsmagazine.

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Mar 4 2016

CHOP Research In the News: DNA Scrunching, Video Games, Smart Drugs

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week’s stories from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia include the use of big data to understand a tiny molecular mechanism central to how cells function, a clinical trial of video games for improving attention, and the neurodevelopmental effects of so-called “smart drugs.”

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Feb 16 2016

New CHOP Investigator Combines Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics

bioinformaticsDr. Tan, a cancer genomics and bioinformatics researcher, joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in January. Within weeks of his arrival, Vice President Joe Biden launched the cancer “moonshot” initiative during a visit with cancer researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.

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Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander FiksAlexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.

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Jul 21 2015

National Network Leverages Electronic Health Records to Improve Care

electronic health recordThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, details the creation of a national “super network” devoted to comparative effectiveness research (CER) based on electronic health record clinical data.

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