Flaura 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.
A report on American Public Media’s Marketplace on DNA sequencing and its effect on (and creation of) personalized medicine — “the next big thing in health care” — featured input from CHOP’s Nancy B. Spinner, PhD.
Four 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).
A 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.
A 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.
Please vote for CHOP scientists Ian Krantz and Nancy Spinner, who are in the running for the Time 100--Time Magazine’s annual list of influential people from around the world.
Almost 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.”
The 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.
Tom 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.
In 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).