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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Our 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.
One 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.
About 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.
When 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.
More 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.