Jun 20 2018

Researchers Head to Botswana to Study Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Children

Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO

The tide of antibiotic resistance continues to rise worldwide, and it is taking Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO (Hons), a third-year fellow in Infectious Diseases, and her study team to Botswana in sub-Saharan Africa this summer to prospectively collect information on antibiotic use in hospitalized children. When they return to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and analyze their data, their findings will help to inform strategies to improve antibiotic stewardship in low- and middle-income settings.

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Jun 18 2018

BWF Awards Recognize Young Investigators, Innovative Research

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Jun 15 2018

In the News: Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Button Batteries, Mitochondrial Medicine, Project EVO, Citizen Diplomat Award

CHOP Research In the News

Summer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is definitely off to a sweet start: We kick off this week’s research roundup with a new way of thinking about honey (thanks to novel findings from our ear, nose, and throat specialists) and congratulate the Cancer Center at CHOP on yet another successful day of serving up lemonade to support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). On top of that, we cover research updates from our Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program and the Center for Autism Research (CAR), and share a special new award for Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program.

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Jun 13 2018

CHOP Clinical Geneticist Wins Trio of Major Awards

Elizabeth Bhoj

Elizabeth Bhoj, MD, PhD, modestly admits she had a May that most physicians dream of. The clinician-researcher in the at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia capped off the month by earning three major distinctions: the William K. Bowes Jr. Award in Medical Genetics, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Awards for Medical Scientists with a $700,000 prize, and the Society for Pediatric Research’s (SPR) Physician Scientist Award.

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Jun 11 2018

Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Wins NKF’s National Young Investigator’s Forum Award

The National Kidney Foundation’s National Young Investigator’s Forum proved to be a powerful and rewarding experience for Melissa Meyers, MD, for two reasons. First, she won first place in the clinical research section for her talk "Utilization of Public Health Service Increased Risk Kidneys in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients by Era.” Second, the third-year nephrology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sat in exclusive company as the only pediatrician in the room.

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Jun 7 2018

Bring on the Noise: Genomics Experts Think Through Big Data at SAGES

The Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistics (SAGES) has a winning formula for success: Bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists who are all working toward the same goal of understanding the genetic basis of human disorders. Close to 200 SAGES attendees gathered June 1 at the Smilow Center for Translational Research for a dynamic opportunity to explore a wealth of ideas and make connections with colleagues from diverse areas of expertise.

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Jun 5 2018

PolicyLab: An Experiment in Charting New Frontiers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog by David Rubin, MD, MSCE,  and Kathleen Noonan, JD, co-founders of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, originally appeared on the PolicyLab website as the first in a series of blog posts that will be published throughout the year in recognition of PolicyLab's 10th anniversary. We invite you to check the PolicyLab website in the months to come for more about their ongoing efforts to chart new frontiers in children's health research and policy.

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Jun 1 2018

CIRP Webinar, IBD Symposium, NICU Antibiotics, Breakthrough Fundraising, NORD Award

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May 31 2018

Drew Norton and Family Drive Leukodystrophy Research Forward

It’s been a big year for 8-year-old Drew Norton and his family.

Clinicians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Leukodystrophy Center diagnosed Drew with a rare genetic disorder nearly 12 months ago. Since then, Drew and his parents, Christy and Jason, have embarked on what they now call an “amazing run.” After years of misdiagnoses, they finally learned that Drew’s difficulties with movement and speech were caused by a specific leukodystrophy, a group of disorders that affects white matter in the brain. Though the Nortons are still learning more about the disorder and how best to manage it, the diagnosis has served as a baseline for a series of victories, both big and small.

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May 30 2018

Meet Our 2018 CHOP Distinguished Research Trainees

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