May 14 2013

Report Recommends Changes to Best Protect Children in Car Crashes

crashesKristy Arbogast, PhD, director of engineering at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, led the report, which reviewed the current science and data regarding rear seat occupant safety.

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May 7 2013

CHOP, Penn Study Shows Less-Used HIV Drug More Effective for Infected Children

HIVResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison the two drugs, efavirenz and nevirapine.

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May 2 2013

CHOP, Penn Gene Therapy Trial for Blindness Honored

blindnessA groundbreaking clinical trial of gene therapy for a form of congenital blindness, sponsored by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with Penn Medicine, was recently recognized with the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum, an organization of clinical research centers, industry, and volunteer groups.

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Apr 30 2013

CHOP Cardiologist Receives Major Teaching Award at American College of Cardiology Conference

American College of CardiologyPediatric cardiologist Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAC, received the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award at the American College of Cardiology’s national conference, called ACC.13, on March 11 in San Francisco.

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Apr 25 2013

Genetic Study Offers Clues About Rare Liver Disease Biliary Atresia

biliary atresia A new genetic study may shed light on the causes of the rare childhood disease biliary atresia. The leading cause of liver transplantation in children, biliary atresia (BA) is a rare, life-threatening condition in which the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder become blocked. Children’s Hospital’s Randy Matthews, MD, PhD, led this new collaborative genetic study of BA, a condition occurring exclusively in neonatal livers.

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Apr 19 2013

CHOP Ranked Top NIH-Funded Children’s Hospital

NIHWe’re pleased to announce that during the 2012 Federal fiscal year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute received more NIH funding than any other independent children’s hospital. Children’s Hospital received more than $125 million in NIH funds in 2012, beating out Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Apr 17 2013

Helping Children Cope With the Tragedy in Boston

BostonFlaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, the Center’s scientific director and founder, outlines a few resources families can use to help their children better understand and cope with disasters like the recent bombings in Boston.

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Apr 15 2013

ASCI Honors Four CHOP Physician-Scientists

ASCIFour junior investigators from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Department of Pediatrics have been chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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