Category Archive: PolicyLab

Oct 18 2019

In the News: MtDNA Gene Expression, Carousel Ball, NIH Innovator Awards, NKAP-related Syndrome, Discussing Youth Suicide

By Jillian Rose Lim

From identifying a new neurodevelopmental syndrome to novel discoveries about mitochondrial DNA, this week’s research roundup shows how Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia experts connect the dots to better understand disease origins. Also find out which early career investigators received New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of World Mental Health Day, PolicyLab researchers discussed innovative approaches to suicide prevention in young adults. And a huge “thank you” goes to fundraisers at the annual Carousel Ball for their generous support of research and treatment at the Cardiac Center.

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Apr 22 2019

Parents Pair Up With Urban Families to Ease Early Intervention Access

By Barb Drosey

James Guevara, MD, MPH, a passionate advocate for kids’ health and well-being, greets visitors with a warm smile and soft voice. A founding member of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and senior fellow at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Public Health Initiatives, Dr. Guevara wants to help families connect with early intervention (EI) services to help children experiencing developmental delays get the best start in life.

“The earlier children access EI services, the easier it is to ameliorate developmental delays so, by the time they start kindergarten, they are on a more level playing field with their peers,” Dr. Guevara said.

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Feb 6 2019

E-cigarettes, JUUL and Vaping: What Pediatric Health Care Providers Need to Know

Editor’s Note: This guest blog by Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, originally appeared on the PolicyLab website. Dr. Jenssen is a faculty member at PolicyLab, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, a practicing primary care pediatrician at CHOP, and Medical Director of Value-Based Care for CHOP’s Care Network (a primary care network for 260,000 pediatric patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey). His research involves the use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use.

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Oct 26 2018

On its Tenth Birthday, PolicyLab Gathers Champions for Children

PolicyLab hosted a 10th anniversary celebration Oct. 22 that its attendees won’t forget. After more than a decade of working to inform policies impacting children’s health, the Center of Emphasis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gathered regional and national leaders alongside clinicians, academics, and community collaborators at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia to discuss the future of children’s health policy and practice.

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Sep 14 2018

Examining Hospitals’ Role in Preventing Youth Suicide

Editor’s Note: September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to recognize and promote the different ways that we as a community can help prevent suicide. At PolicyLab, a Center of Emphasis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, our researchers study the key role that hospitals, schools, health systems, and other community institutions play in safeguarding the mental health of children and adolescents. In this guest blog post, originally appearing on PolicyLab’s blog, Stephanie Doupnik, MD, MSHP, a faculty member at PolicyLab, co-director of the inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit at CHOP, and an instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her four-year research project to identify the most effective suicide prevention practices for young people hospitalized for a suicide attempt.

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Sep 12 2018

Preview PolicyLab’s 10th Anniversary Forum: Q&A With David Rubin

Regional and national leaders in children’s health policy will convene in Old City, Philadelphia Oct. 22 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of PolicyLab, a Center of Emphasis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. Never one to sit on the sidelines, PolicyLab has evolved over the last decade to become an energetic force in evidence-to-action reform, shaping the policies and practices that impact the health and well-being of children and families across the country.

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Jul 13 2018

In the News: ALSF Epidemiology Grant, Button Battery Guidelines, PolicyLab Anniversary, EHR-Phenolyzer, Distracted Driving

In this week’s roundup of headlines at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, our research takes a leap into real-world applications. Learn how a study from ear, nose, and throat experts at CHOP helped to inform new button battery injury guidelines from the National Poison Center, why a software tool that mines through genomics data can improve genetic diagnoses, and what PolicyLab plans to achieve at their upcoming 10thanniversary forum, “Charting New Frontiers in Children’s Health Policy and Practice.” Don’t miss a chance to discover the latest in research news!

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Jun 5 2018

PolicyLab: An Experiment in Charting New Frontiers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog by David Rubin, MD, MSCE,  and Kathleen Noonan, JD, co-founders of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, originally appeared on the PolicyLab website as the first in a series of blog posts that will be published throughout the year in recognition of PolicyLab's 10th anniversary. We invite you to check the PolicyLab website in the months to come for more about their ongoing efforts to chart new frontiers in children's health research and policy.

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Jun 1 2018

CIRP Webinar, IBD Symposium, NICU Antibiotics, Breakthrough Fundraising, NORD Award

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Jan 26 2018

Quantifying Concussions, Vitamins for Mitochondrial Disease, Autism and Police Encounters, Using Smartphones, Doug Wallace

Smartphones, sports injury, and stories about science: This week in our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research roundup, 2018 is in full swing as our investigators made media headlines for their work to advance children’s health. Keep reading to learn about the different ways researchers at CHOP study the benefits and drawbacks of teens’ smartphone use, why research led by concussion experts at our Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) was featured in a recent philly.com article, and how experts in the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program are weighing in on vitamins and supplements for mitochondrial disease.

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