Tag Archive: clinical research

Mar 27 2018

Violence Prevention Initiative Reinforces How Research Helps to Keep Kids Safe

Editor’s Note: As part of a pediatric healthcare organization, the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) within the Research Institute addresses the antecedents to violence and supports an environment where children feel safe to learn, play, and develop. VPI accomplishes this by implementing hospital-wide and community-based programs, performing clinical research in bullying and violence prevention, providing trauma-informed trainings, and advocating for public policy changes that have implications for children and families.

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Jan 30 2018

Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE, Sets Course for Clinical Research Operations

A new year brings new beginnings, and in 2018 the Research Institute is welcoming Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE, to his new role as assistant vice president and chief clinical research officer. While Dr. Aplenc is new to the Research Institute’s leadership team, his more than two decades of experience at CHOP started with his Pediatric Hematology Oncology fellowship in 1997. Dr. Aplenc joined the faculty in 2002 and is currently a professor of Pediatrics as well as a professor of Epidemiology. In his new role, Dr. Aplenc will set the course for the development and oversight of clinical research operations across Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s a position that offers big challenges — and even bigger opportunities.

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Nov 1 2016

CHOP Honors Superhuman Abilities of Clinical Research Coordinators

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATORSNot all superheroes wear masks and capes. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, clinical research coordinators are the often-unsung superheroes doing important work in plain clothes and in plain sight.

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Oct 11 2016

CHOP, Penn Researchers Share Progress and Tips for Using mHealth Tools

mHealthThe digital world moves fast. When the digital realm in question is the use of mobile devices, social media, and related technologies in medical research (mHealth), it isn’t always easy for researchers who use these tools to keep pace.

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Aug 9 2016

“We’re Just Laughing About Poop”: A Clinical Research Study Experience Q&A

Clinical Research StudyNot every child who comes to the hospital is sick. Some of the families who visit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a regular basis are voluntary participants in research studies. Clinical research studies are an essential component of pediatric research that can lead to novel discoveries and advancements for populations in need.

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Jun 10 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Clinical Research in the Spotlight

CHOP Research NewsWe like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient’s bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research.

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Dec 8 2015

Latest Findings Add Insight Into Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy

cancerResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported their latest results from their studies of an investigational personalized cell therapy for a highly aggressive form of cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Nov 11 2015

New Growth Charts for Down Syndrome a Tall Order

Portrait of beautiful girlPediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.

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Oct 13 2015

No Rush for Eye Disease Screening in Most Children With Diabetes

Eye_DiseaseSomething surprising happened when Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, and his colleagues in the Division of Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined children with diabetes: They kept failing to find what they were looking for.

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Oct 6 2015

Focus on Vision and Balance Deficits Following Youth Concussion

Recognizing a concussion oftentimes is not crystal clear for clinicians. A young patient with a head injury may report experiencing common concussion symptoms, and yet results from a standard physical exam seem normal.

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