Children’s Hospital AIDS researcher and Pathologist-in-chief Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, who also serves as chair of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, was named an AAAS Fellow along with four UPenn investigators.
CHOP was recently approved for an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to join research network PCORnet.
In many ways, 2013 was a banner year for CHOP and the Research Institute. We achieved a number of firsts, notably being named the best children’s hospital in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.
Researchers who fed a cocktail of key amino acids to mice improved sleep disturbances caused by brain injuries in the animals. These new findings suggest a potential dietary treatment for millions of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) — a condition that is currently untreatable.
A year ago, the nation — and indeed the world — was shocked by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT., that claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of whom were children.
For her pioneering hemophilia and gene therapy research, Children’s Hospital hematologist Katherine A. High, MD, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT), was recently honored with the 2013 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s groundbreaking leukemia research was on display at the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Held in New Orleans, the ASH Annual Meeting brought together approximately 20,000 researchers, clinicians, and industry representatives, with data from more than 5,300 abstracts presented.
Last week, President Obama signed into law the National Pediatric Research Network Act. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other leading children’s hospitals making up the Coalition for Pediatric Medical Research lobbied Congress over a number of years to pass legislation that creates multi-institution pediatric research networks throughout the United States.
Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD, has been appointed to the leadership position of chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“It’s like the opposite of diabetes.” That is the simplest way to explain congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare disease in which the pancreas makes too much of the hormone insulin, causing blood glucose to plummet.