Category Archive: National Institutes of Health

Oct 19 2016

Research in Motion to Curb Cell Phone Use While Driving

cell phoneAs you’re driving down the expressway, your cell phone pings, and you glance down at an incoming text message from your best friend. Next thing you know, your car slams the guardrail. The crash leaves you with a severe concussion and a serious lesson learned about distracted driving.

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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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Mar 16 2016

CHOP’s Pediatrics Department Tops U.S. News & World Report 2017 Rankings

CHOP’s Pediatrics departmentWe are thrilled to announce that the Department of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was named the top pediatrics graduate program in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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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 19 2016

Teens’ Rising Risk of Kidney Stones: Four Things to Know

kidney stonesIn a marked increase, kidney stones, a painful condition that historically mainly affected middle-aged white men, are growing more common in the U.S. Perhaps surprisingly, that rise is particularly steep among adolescent, female, and African-American populations.

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Dec 22 2015

Going Back to the Future of Obesity and Osteoporosis

osteoporosisMany of today’s healthy children and teens will develop later-onset chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

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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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Mar 13 2015

Study of Rare Disease Reveals Gene Crucial to Immune Defense

rare diseaseResearchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia investigating a serious, rare disease called common variable immunodeficiency have discovered a gene linked to immune defense.

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Feb 23 2015

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

CPCE_CROPWinners chosen for the fall round of the CPCE’s Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.

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Feb 9 2015

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

sleep healthChristopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD, a CHOP pediatrician, recently received a two-year grant to develop PROMIS pediatric sleep health measures that will fill this gap and enable patients and their families to express exactly how health conditions and treatments affect their sleep.

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