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.
Category Archive: Recruitment Enhancement Core
The digital world moves fast. When the digital realm in question is the use of mobile devices, social media, and related technologies in medical research (mHealth), it isn’t always easy for researchers who use these tools to keep pace.
A great deal of outreach and engagement needs to occur if we are to truly change how the public views research. In a recent blog post, I pointed out some of the reasons why people choose not to get involved in clinical research studies. I am always looking for practical ways to address these issues and often find creative ideas right around the corner.
We like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient’s bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research.