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.
Tag Archive: clinical research
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.
Not 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.
The 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.
Not 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.
We 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.
Researchers 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).
Pediatricians 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.
Something 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.
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.