Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

Feb 28 2018

Better Biobanking a Best Bet for Rare Disease Research

Editor’s Note: Families facing a rare disease diagnosis often do not know where to turn first in their search for the most advanced treatments and potentially a cure for their children. Only 5 percent of rare diseases have a treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders. This is due in part to the lack of high quality biospecimens for research.

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Jan 30 2018

Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE, Sets Course for Clinical Research Operations

A new year brings new beginnings, and in 2018 the Research Institute is welcoming Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE, to his new role as assistant vice president and chief clinical research officer. While Dr. Aplenc is new to the Research Institute’s leadership team, his more than two decades of experience at CHOP started with his Pediatric Hematology Oncology fellowship in 1997. Dr. Aplenc joined the faculty in 2002 and is currently a professor of Pediatrics as well as a professor of Epidemiology. In his new role, Dr. Aplenc will set the course for the development and oversight of clinical research operations across Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s a position that offers big challenges — and even bigger opportunities.

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Nov 22 2017

A Heartfelt Thank You

Our days and weeks are packed – sometimes to the point of overflowing – with projects, meetings, and the regular day-to-day work that propels our discoveries and supports our investigators and their teams.

In the midst of being busy today and planning for tomorrow, it’s important for me to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone for what they do to support the CHOP Research Institute.

While funding is certainly a critical factor in our flourishing research program, it has little significance without you – our innovative investigators and research teams, our dedicated support staff, our generous donors, and our inspiring patients and families. I am thankful for each and every one of you for your tireless support. Regardless of how you support the Research Institute – through your work, generosity, advocacy, and goodwill – please know that we could not accomplish what we do without you.

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Oct 9 2015

Research Institute’s Bryan Wolf, MD, PhD, New to Pennsylvania Bio Board

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute is among 2,300 life sciences establishments that call Pennsylvania home. As a newly appointed member of Pennsylvania Bio’s Board of Directors, Bryan Wolf, MD, PhD,

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