Category Archive: University of Pennsylvania

Mar 3 2016

Go Exploring in Latest Issue of Bench to Bedside

Bench to BedsideResearchers 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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Mar 1 2016

CHOP Honors Distinguished Research Trainees on Poster Day

research traineePoster 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.

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Feb 23 2016

Research Does Not Stand Alone at Community-Driven Research Day

researchResearchers 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.

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Jan 26 2016

Positive Adult Connections Play Protective Role for At-Risk Youth

Positive Adult ConnectionAn 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.

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Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander FiksAlexander 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.

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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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Jan 15 2016

CHOP Launches First of its Kind Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomes Vice President Biden today as he visits Philadelphia and the Abramson Cancer Center to launch the White House’s “Moonshot” cancer cures initiative outlined in the State of the Union address.

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Jan 12 2016

How Children’s Hospitals Can Gain Social Awareness Via ACOs

ACOsPolicy 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.

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Dec 23 2015

FOCUS Award Recognizes A Legacy Promoting Work/Family Balance

FOCUS AwardThis 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.

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Dec 17 2015

Mitochondria Affect How We Respond to Stressful Environments

mitochondriaNew 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.

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