Tag Archive: Center for Applied Genomics

Feb 13 2018

Making Science Stronger: Q&A with Michael Gonzalez, PhD, New Diversity Fellow

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we believe diversity drives breakthroughs. Our investigators come from a multitude of academic backgrounds and life experiences to form a rich research community that thrives on collaboration. In 2016, CHOP launched the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania to enhance the recruitment of postdoctoral fellows from diverse populations. This year, three new CHOP diversity fellows began the program, each contributing their own unique experiences to various fields of pediatric study. In this Cornerstone Q&A series, we asked the new fellows what diversity in research means to them and what they hope to achieve while at CHOP.

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Oct 7 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Ear Infection Genetics, Childhood Cancer Heredity, Vaccine Anniversary

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Exciting and important pediatric research spans everything from conditions that are common and treatable, such as ear infections, to others more rare and deadly, such as cancer.

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Sep 16 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Precision Health, Passenger Distraction, Stand Up to Cancer Telecast

CHOP Research In the NewsMany scientific endeavors take place quietly behind laboratory walls, but this week’s In the News items are worth shouting about.

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Apr 26 2016

Hakon Hakonarson Honored for Excellence in Research Mentoring

Hakon HakonarsonThe Research Trainee Advisory Committee at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has named Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, the inaugural winner of its Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees. The award recognizes faculty who effectively guide and monitor advanced training and professional development of research trainees at CHOP.

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Apr 15 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Genetic Superheroes, Excess Bone, and Secondhand Smoke

CHOP Research NewsThis week’s stories have elements that sound like fiction, but all are real, new scientific and medical findings: A condition that turns the body’s soft tissues into bone has new hope for a future treatment. Genetic superheroes walk among us, and they may not even know it. And pediatricians may have a tool to double their success in helping their patients’ parents quit smoking.

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Apr 8 2016

CHOP Research In The News: New Syndrome Named, National Honor for Pediatric Oncologist

CHOP Research In the NewsCheck out the most exciting research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this week. From leading a group of international researchers who identified a new syndrome to working on a prestigious panel that will give guidance about ways to advance treatments for children with cancer, CHOP researchers are putting pediatric research in motion.

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Apr 5 2016

In Bench to Bedside: Finding Research Success in Setbacks

Bench to BedsideA new issue of Bench to Bedside, the monthly newsmagazine from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, is now available! This month’s issue includes several stories that show that, sometimes, it takes some setbacks to pave a new and unexpected path to success in research.

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Oct 6 2014

Genetic Study Gives Clues to Cognitive Abilities

cognitive abilitiesA large genetic study conducted by experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine represents a first step in discerning the overall genetic architecture of cognitive abilities.

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Dec 5 2012

Genes Linked to Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Low birth weight, Diabetes riskGenes provide tremendous information about how our bodies work and our possible predisposition for a variety of diseases and conditions. Researchers are working to discern what specific genes and gene regions play a role in disease.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia played a major role in a recent international genetics study that found four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight. In particular, the investigators found that three of those regions influence metabolism in adults and may play a role in adult height, the risk of type 2 diabetes, and adult blood pressure.

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