Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are always curious as they explore uncharted territories and tap new technologies. Read about the many novel ways they are looking to improve children’s health in the February issue of Bench to Bedside.
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Poster Day at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is a tradition now in its 26th year. At this event, trainee-level researchers come together to present poster summaries of their work with the CHOP community.
Researchers and representatives from community-based organizations arrived at Community-Driven Research Day looking for a perfect match who shared their interest in solving problems to create a better, healthier environment.
An adolescent’s life is full of ups and downs, and research has shown that it can be helpful for them to have adults who they can turn to in times of trouble. Unfortunately, youth living in low resource urban neighborhoods may face adversity on a daily basis, which means that these positive adult connections can be especially valuable to them.
Alexander 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.
In 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.
Policy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among those leading a public conversation about how pediatric hospitals and health systems can address social factors affecting health within ACO structures.
This year, the program leaders honored Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE, director of Clinical and Translational Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, with the FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine.
New research suggests that the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, called mitochondria, may play a role in our mind-body interactions and how we respond to stressful environments.