Tag Archive: eosinophilic esophagitis

May 31 2019

In the News: Repeat Concussions, Epilepsy Gene, Skin Patch for EoE, Food Insecurity Screening, New Director of Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

By Nancy McCann

Happy unofficial start to summer 2019! If you find yourself looking for something good to read on the beach, in the backyard, or floating on a boat, here you go. Discover which Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia docs and researchers have been in the news recently. We’re covering the risk of repeat concussions, a best method to screen for food insecurity, and a newly discovered causative gene for severe childhood epilepsy.

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Apr 11 2019

2019 Distinguished Research Trainees Show Character and Creativity

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute recognizes the unique and remarkable trainees who have been nominated by their mentors across CHOP through the Distinguished Research Trainee Awards. This year, the Research Trainee Advisory Committee selected four scientists across different disciplines and divisions who are positioned to drive bigger breakthroughs in their fields. Learn more about these researchers’ achievements and accolades: 

Sarah Sheppard, MD, PhD, Pediatrics/Medical Genetics Resident

Mentor: Elizabeth Bhoj, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics

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Mar 15 2019

Life Sciences PA Award Recognizes Food Allergy Frontier Program’s Patient Impact

By Jillian Rose Lim

A new award honors the remarkable ways in which the Food Allergy Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is changing outcomes for patients and families. This week, Life Sciences Pennsylvania recognized Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, and his team with a Patient Impact Award for their work in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) research and treatment. The organization, which fosters the growth and success of life sciences in Pennsylvania, presented Dr. Spergel with the award at their 2019 Annual Dinner March 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Jun 25 2018

Getting in Step: Scientists Suggest Eosinophilic Esophagitis Part of Allergic March

New research findings by physician-scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) can be added as another “step” on the allergic march.

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May 20 2015

Pilot Grant to Support Genetic Eosinophilic Esophagitis Investigation

Eosinophilic EsophagitisCHOP's Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, recently received a two-year, $140,000 grant to study the genetic underpinnings of the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis.

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Aug 18 2014

Investigating a New Approach to Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Many of the major milestones in understanding eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a food allergy that affects the esophagus, began in research laboratories at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jul 23 2013

Penn Team Finds Immune Cells Promote Food-Allergy Associated Inflammation

food allergyA team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in Nature Medicine that sheds light on food allergy-associated inflammation.

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