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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Apr 10 2013

CHOP Leads ‘Dream Team’ as Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Take Aim at Children’s Cancers

dream teamA physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers.

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Apr 9 2013

National Teen Driving Report Finds Safety Gains for Teen Passengers

teen passengerA new report on teen driver safety from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. The report shows that teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers “always” buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

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Apr 5 2013

President Obama Unveils Ambitious Brain-Mapping Initiative

brain-mappingAlmost exactly 10 years after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled another large, government-backed research project: the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. Calling the brain “an enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked,” President Obama laid out broad plans for the project, which will devote more than $100 million to brain-mapping research in 2014, and has the potential “improve the lives of not just millions, but billions of people.”

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Apr 4 2013

CHOP Joins Pfizer's CTI Network to Speed Pediatric Research

CTIThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Pfizer, Inc., the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, are joining forces with the goal of translating biomedical discoveries into novel treatments. Children’s Hospital is set join the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) network, a novel collaboration model built by Pfizer that brings academic researchers together with Pfizer scientists to expedite the pace of innovation.

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Apr 2 2013

AACR Academy Inaugurates Tom Curran, PhD, FRS into First Class of Fellows

AACR AcademyTom Curran, PhD, FRS, Deputy Scientific Director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, will be formally inducted into the AACR Academy on April 5 in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 29 2013

CHOP Vaccine Expert Dr. Offit Honored, Twice!

Dr. OffitIn February the blog Vaccine Nation named Dr. Offit one of the 50 most influential people in vaccines, and just recently he was awarded the 2013 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, given annually by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

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