Tag Archive: PolicyLab

Jan 17 2018

‘Like’ This: PolicyLab Uses Social Media to Support New Moms

From Facebook pages to Twitter feeds, social media has transformed how we communicate and gather news about our world. Seventy-five percent of today’s parents use social media according to a Pew Center Research report, and 79 percent of those parents reported that they learned beneficial information from logging onto their channels. James Guevara, MD, MPH, pediatrician and a founding member of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has seen the power of these platforms at work while conducting research into mothers with postpartum depression.

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Jan 12 2018

Birth Defects Awareness, Million Dollar Bike Ride Grant, WAO Center of Excellence, Alopecia and Thyroid Screening, New PolicyLab Video

The new year brings brand-new opportunities to advance pediatric research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, and if the first two weeks of 2018 are any indication, our investigators are off to a remarkable start. With January marking National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP embarked on a campaign to raise awareness for birth defect treatments and research. Meanwhile, our friends at PolicyLab released an exciting video communicating their passionate mission to improve the well-being of children and families. This week, we also cover new pathways to discovery for conditions both rare and common, from hyperinsulinism to alopecia. If (like us), your new year’s resolution is to stay up to date with the latest CHOP research headlines, you’re in the right place!

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Dec 12 2017

Positioning PolicyLab for the Future

Editor’s Note: As PolicyLab’s 10th anniversary as a Center of Emphasis within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute arrives in 2018, we invited Director David Rubin, MD, MSCE, and Deputy Director Meredith Matone, DrPH, MHS, to reflect on PolicyLab’s progress and future directions. Read on to get a glimpse of the four inventive research portfolios that will achieve the Center’s “research-to-action” goals.

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Nov 20 2017

Researchers Get to the Root of Hunger in Primary Care

Around seven years ago during a well visit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a 12-year-old boy told Saba Khan, MD, an attending physician at CHOP, that there was one problem she could not fix. Intrigued, Dr. Khan asked him to explain further. At first hesitant, the young man finally explained what he meant. He had a pain in his belly that never went away, and he knew exactly what that pain was: Hunger. “I’m always hungry,” he said to Dr. Khan.

Dr. Khan was floored. At the time, she was unfamiliar about how to address the issue of food insecurity because she had not yet encountered it in primary care practice.

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Oct 6 2017

Neuroblastoma Gene Variants, Center for GI Motility Expansion, Improving Autism Diagnosis, Fontan Procedure Follow-Ups

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week, new research findings at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are propelling the way we think about autism, single ventricle survivors, and neuroblastoma forward, as our investigators continued to push the boundaries of what we know.

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Jun 29 2017

Children Have the Most to Lose in Proposed Medicaid Cuts

The Senate-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) risk undoing a half century of healthcare standards that were designed to maximize child development and well-being by cutting Medicaid funding and fundamentally changing the program. Yet, the intense discussion on the future of our healthcare system has really only been focused on adults.

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Jun 16 2017

Alex’s Lemonade Kickoff, Baby Sleep Study, Military Families, Driving with ADHD, Reducing ED Pain

CHOP Research In the NewsRounding out a week of soaring temperatures and some exciting research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we bring you this week’s headline highlights.

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Mar 28 2017

Do Teen Mothers in Vulnerable Populations Need Better Health Services?

Young mothers emerging from the child welfare system need better health services. Data shows that adolescent and young adult mothers with a history in the system experience a high number of physical and mental health conditions prior to the birth of their baby.

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Mar 24 2017

Vaccine Hesitancy, Beating Neuroblastoma, Brain Biomarkers for Autism, Medicaid Reforms, 2017 Richard King Trainee Award, Best U.S. Pediatric Program

CHOP Research In the NewsIn times of uncertainty, a dose of positive news reminds us that making progress through difficult situations is possible — our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research community does it every day!

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Feb 10 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Growth Failure, Glucose Target Ranges, CHIP Funding, Global Road Safety

CHOP Research In the NewsWe’ve had a flurry of activity this week at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.

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