Tag Archive: research

Nov 22 2017

A Heartfelt Thank You

Our days and weeks are packed – sometimes to the point of overflowing – with projects, meetings, and the regular day-to-day work that propels our discoveries and supports our investigators and their teams.

In the midst of being busy today and planning for tomorrow, it’s important for me to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone for what they do to support the CHOP Research Institute.

While funding is certainly a critical factor in our flourishing research program, it has little significance without you – our innovative investigators and research teams, our dedicated support staff, our generous donors, and our inspiring patients and families. I am thankful for each and every one of you for your tireless support. Regardless of how you support the Research Institute – through your work, generosity, advocacy, and goodwill – please know that we could not accomplish what we do without you.

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Oct 16 2017

Research Family Partners Program Brings New Dimension to Research Studies

Editor’s Note: Our guest blogger, Amy Kratchman, has been working with clinicians and researchers since 2008 as a family representative. She is the mother of three children with special healthcare needs. As a family consultant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Kratchman co-leads numerous family-centered care initiatives. She collaborates with senior hospital leaders and staff to ensure that the institution’s operating plan and programmatic goals are responsive to the needs of children and families. Kratchman co-leads Family Partners, an innovative program developed and implemented at CHOP, to maximize the meaningful engagement of families in all aspects of the pediatric healthcare delivery system. Engaging parents and youth in research is a major focus of this work.

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May 15 2015

Research at CHOP: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure!

researchBookended by references to the 1980s and 1990s — in the form of an iconic U.S. Navy commercial and a discussion of the 1991 measles outbreak in Philadelphia — the 2015 CHOP Research Institute Scientific Symposium offered a snapshot of the inspirational work going on at CHOP every day.

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May 1 2015

New CHOP Research Center Will Address Pediatric Health Disparities

health disparitiesThe Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research (CPHD) will work to “identify, describe, and understand disparities in care and care practices among perinatal and pediatric patients.”

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Oct 10 2014

Making Research Funding Personal

research fundingThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Peter M. Grollman, vice president of CHOP’s Office of Government Affairs, Community Relations, and Advocacy recently penned a powerful editorial on Philly.com arguing that tepid government support for medical researchers demands a personal response from voters.

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Oct 8 2014

Experts’ Research Leads to Rare Disease Clinical Trial

rare diseaseAs rare pediatric diseases go, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is about as rare and debilitating as they come, affecting roughly one in two million people around the world.

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Aug 11 2014

Celebrating Student Contributions to Injury Research

injury researchA recent event at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) celebrated the wide-ranging accomplishments of a number of students who have been working with CIRP staff and investigators.

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Apr 23 2014

Illustrating Commitment to Education, CHOP Research Honors Trainees

As part of its commitment to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers, every year CHOP Research takes time to honor its exceptional trainees, and recently announced the 2014 Distinguished Research Trainee Award winners.

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