Tag Archive: Joanne Wood

Dec 27 2017

Our Most Read Stories of 2017 Bring Back the Wonder of Childhood

It was a big year for children’s health: We celebrated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the world’s first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy this September, followed closely by approval of the very first gene therapy to treat inherited blindness this month — both of which have their roots at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. But besides the big headline-making breakthroughs (brilliant as they are), we wanted to know what other stories captivated our readers in 2017.

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Jun 6 2017

Meet the CHOP Mentors Changing Research Trainees’ Lives

CHOP MentorsOur research trainees at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don’t just influence their careers, but the future of children’s health, too.

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Jul 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Rare Disease, FA Woodstock, Bioengineering, and Protecting Toddlers from Child Abuse

CHOP Research In the NewsOne of the things that is so exciting about research at CHOP is that our researchers are working to improve the health and lives of children in such a broad range of ways.

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Nov 9 2015

Teens Receive Inconsistent Emergency Care After Sexual Assault

TeenAssaultAbout 10 percent of high school girls and half as many high school boys report that they have been sexually assaulted in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveys.

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Oct 28 2015

More Effective Strategies Needed to Prevent Abusive Head Trauma

AHTWhen parents feel exhausted, stressed, and frustrated by their inconsolable infant, they may reach a flash point and injure their baby. Devastating head injuries can result from forceful shaking and blunt impact.

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Aug 13 2015

Hospitals Missed Screening Opportunities for Child Abuse

child abuseMore than 1,500 children die from child abuse in the U.S each year, and many more are injured. Hospitals, however, may be missing opportunities to protect these young victims of abuse.

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