Category Archive: University of Pennsylvania

Mar 9 2017

Introducing the 2017 Distinguished Research Trainee Awardees

research traineeTraining the next generation of investigators has long been a priority at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to celebrate the accomplishments of our trainees and honor their commitment to science.

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Mar 3 2017

New ESPR President Looks Forward to Engaging Young Researchers at Annual Meeting

Jason StollerWhen young research trainees come to Jason Stoller, MD, for a little guidance, he often tells them that to be successful, you must surround yourself with other successful people who are passionate about pursuing similar research interests.

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Feb 21 2017

Q&A With New AAAS Fellow Michael Marks: Curiosity, Collaborators, and Good Questions

Michael MarksCell biologist Michael Marks, PhD, studies strange, specific organelles that are only found in certain cell types in our bodies. By dissecting the ways these lysosome-related organelles are assembled, he has gained novel insights into how these mechanisms are thwarted in a rare genetic disease called Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.

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Jan 12 2017

Novel Imaging Tool Estimates Energy Production in Mitochondrial Diseases

mitochondrial diseaseFitness tools that monitor your daily use of energy, from counting steps to tracking sleep, have exploded in popularity. Researchers are developing better noninvasive, high-resolution methods to estimate how well the fundamental source of that energy — your mitochondria — are working, and they have recently had some important successes.

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Dec 6 2016

Q&A with Sage Myers: How a National System of Health Data Can Improve Care

The relationship between measurement and improvement is a familiar one in our everyday lives. If you wear a fitness tracker to measure your daily step count, you might start changing your habits to walk to more places and get more steps in.

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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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Sep 27 2016

Study of Early Reading to Babies Could be a Page-Turner

early readingFrom the moment they’re born until 3 years old, children’s brains grow rapidly, producing 700 new neural connections every second. This a crucial time for parents and caregivers to provide powerful communication with their babies and stimulate brain centers involved with language development and other skills.

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Aug 30 2016

Investigators Put Their Studies Into Drive With CPCE Pilot Grants

CPCEThe CPCE Pilot Grant Program offers funding opportunities twice a year to CHOP investigators conducting clinical effectiveness studies. The recipient of the Fall 2015 Pilot Grant Award was Nicolas Bamat, MD, and the two recipients of the Spring 2016 award were Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, MMSc, and David I. Chu, MD.

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Aug 2 2016

Laws Limiting School Junk Food Sales and Ads Show Potential to Impact Obesity

ObesityIn many cafeterias these days, the sloppy joe special and individual carton of milk comes with a side of state laws. Targeting a childhood obesity rate that seems stuck at a too-high rate of 17 percent, state and local legislators across the U.S. have introduced policy-based efforts to intervene.

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Jul 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Rare Disease, FA Woodstock, Bioengineering, and Protecting Toddlers from Child Abuse

CHOP Research In the NewsOne of the things that is so exciting about research at CHOP is that our researchers are working to improve the health and lives of children in such a broad range of ways.

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