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A course designed to equip researchers with skills to extend health research to children and families with emerging English proficiency.
CHOP researchers are aiming to discover the best methods for increasing HIV testing and linking youth to PrEP in the Emergency Department.
This week’s research news features awards for furthering patient-centered outcomes research careers and for recognizing the importance of mentorship.
This week’s In The News reports on higher education vaccination policies, college athletes’ concussions, a new genetic disease, and zebrafish.
Clinical Futures and PolicyLab fund four new projects through its jointly administered Pilot Grant Program.
Applications are due October 2, 2023.
PolicyLab recently released their third annual Impact Report.
Find out how CHOP researchers create a valuable impact on children’s health in the PolicyLab 2023 Impact Report and more in this week’s research news roundup.
PolicyLab is looking for the next cohort of applicants for Community Partnerships in Research Program. Applications are due Sept. 5, 2023.
A new funding opportunity brings together community organizations and academic researchers to pursue health-equity projects.
Take a multimedia look at our scientific research aimed at addressing gun violence and prevention. This is part one of two.
CHOP is excited to announce the launch of the CHOP Tri-County School Mental Health Consortium (SMHC), a collaboration between CHOP researchers from PolicyLab and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) and the Chester, Delaware and…
Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference.
In part two of our series celebrating Women’s History Month, meet more women at CHOP working in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine fields.
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting 10 women working in STEM fields who were nominated by their Center of Emphasis leaders.
In this news roundup, learn how CHOP researchers are advancing research for neurological diseases and engaging in community collaborative research.
Students from four local high schools got a glimpse of the possibilities and promise of a career in STEM-M.
The CHOP BEST Program supports initiatives that enhance diversity, promote equity, and foster inclusion in STEM within the community.
This week’s In the News highlights PolicyLab’s second annual Impact Report, an FDA approval based on CHOP research, and a link between daycare and chronic lung disease effects in premature infants.
Danielle Apple, clinical research coordinator, promotes body positivity and healthy movement in her high-energy exercise classes.
The Ninth Annual CRC RE@CH Awards celebrated all clinical research staff at CHOP for their contributions to the research community with a spotlight on two honorees.
PolicyLab’s 2022 forum, “Bridging New Partnerships, Creating Change,” will take place May 9-10 at the Kimmel Center.
This week’s news roundup features CHOP’s Forbes’ ranking, a cancer research editorial by Madeline Bell, mask mandates, and mental disorders.
Deadline for early bird registration for PolicyLab Forum 2022 is February 15.
Our research news highlights a study about sequencing bone marrow DNA after CAR T-cell therapy and how it accurately predicts leukemia relapse.
This week’s In the News highlights COVID-19 forecasts, a new open-access resource, Kidney Week research, and research awards.
This week’s research news notes the partnership of CHOP and YouTube. Paul Offit, MD, will be featured in 15 informative vaccine videos.
This week’s roundup features new partnerships, novel findings, and exciting approaches to diagnosing rare conditions.
Congratulations to the 2021 Carol Marcus Award Recipients: Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE; Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE; and Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP.
Find out about the lessons learned from PolicyLab’s COVID-19 modeling project, called COVID-Lab, and whether the models can be used in the future.
This week’s news roundup features new findings in youth suicide risk, CAR T-cell therapy, obesity rates during the pandemic, and more.
This week’s In the News features the new Chief Scientific Officer, the PolicyLab Impact Report, and new studies in neurology and HIV.
We feature seven more women in STEM at CHOP nominated by leaders of their Centers of Emphasis.
This week’s In the News features firearms research, stillbirths during COVID, donations to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence, and postdocs highlighted for diversity.
This week’s In the News features COVID-19 projections, studies on tracheostomy tube changes and musculoskeletal pain, and a rheumatology award.
This week’s roundup features research reinforcing the need for better universal surveillance for developmental delays and increased access to early intervention. This and more In The News.
White children were more likely to be referred for early intervention for developmental delays prior to developmental screening.
Learn about the research projects supported by Clinical Futures/PolicyLab Pilot Grants and how they seek to drive change in policy and practice.
Wanjiku Njoroge, MD, seeks to understand the ways in which social determinants of health and systemic racism affect early neurodevelopment.
In the News this week features concussion diagnosis in athletes, racial genetic differences in ADHD, COVID-19 projections, and more.
This week’s roundup features research exploring the value of well care as voiced by Black adolescent males and their parents. This and more In The News.
This week, we feature findings on the pandemic’s impact on mental health and asthma visits, a new high-risk tumor treatment, and more.
Children who have sleep problems in early and/or middle childhood are at risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in childhood.
Sleep disturbances at any age during childhood are associated with behavioral and emotional impairments in middle childhood.
Researchers found that social distancing and weather affect SARS-CoV-2 transmission at the local level.
This week’s In the News roundup features research on home nursing, COVID-19, telehealth, and thyroid cancer.
This week’s roundup features new thoughts on COVID-19 in children and novel findings on detecting seizures and preventing secondhand smoke.
Study shows deep decline in number of pediatric patients visiting the emergency department for asthma treatment during first month of COVID-19 pandemic. This and more In the News.
Childhood vaccination coverage declined during COVID-19 pandemic, new study shows. Read more about this research and other headlines In the News.
PolicyLab model updates reveal weather is having a greater impact on the spread of COVID-19 than previously indicated. This and more In the News.
Researchers at CHOP are studying whether it is possible to integrate enhanced behavior therapy for ADHD into primary care.
A physician specializing in immigrant health discusses the value of posttraumatic stress disorder treatment for resettled refugee adults.
PolicyLab researchers focus on the patient and healthcare factors that contribute to missed opportunities in HIV testing in adolescents.
Researchers at PolicyLab at CHOP are studying the effect of weather and social distancing on the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level.
This week’s In the News features studies on RNA’s role in epilepsy, missed opportunities in HIV Testing, and a Leadership Award for Dr. St. Geme.
Our second installment of Women in STEM features more scientists leading fields historically underrepresented by women.
Funding is available for clinical effectiveness and/or policy-oriented health services research pilot studies.
In this week’s news roundup, we share four examples of researchers determined to find better ways to approach pediatric health challenges.
In this week’s recap, a clinic gives hope to kids with ARFID, a grant expands GRIN, and a study aims to improve asthma medication adherence.
This week, researchers elucidate mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA mutations, identify a new neurodevelopmental syndrome, and more.
Researchers urge continued autism screening for all toddlers, while recommending changes to M-CHAT screening method to improve accuracy and address disparities.
CHOP’s Emergency Department creates ultrasound-guided IV line placement training program due to findings of research led by Alexandra Vinograd, MD
Learn about some of the latest Research Institute news, including an event for South Jersey teachers, new awards, and interesting reads.
Many parents working in private sector are turning to Medicaid and CHIP for children’s healthcare coverage. This story and more In the News.
New study shows one in six children who has a concussion will experience a repeat concussion within two years.
Superheroes unite! Join us in congratulating the 2019 Clinical Research Coordinator RE@CH Award winners and nominees.
A founding member of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and senior fellow at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Public Health Initiatives, Dr. Guevara wants to help families connect with early intervention (EI) services to…
In this week’s roundup, our researchers make impactful discoveries in genetics, cancer treatment, and more.
We peeked into our data to see which research stories captivated our readers the most in 2018: Here are our top six.
In this week’s roundup, CHOP launches a partnership to help the most vulnerable kids with asthma, and research supports a holistic approach to recovery from violence.
In this week's roundup, CHOP researchers reveal a secret to a soundly sleeping toddler.
At the National Museum of American Jewish History, leaders discussed the future of children's health policy.
This week in the news, Hyundai fuels our childhood cancer research with Hope on Wheels and we congratulate the 2018 Silver Award recipient.
From novel findings about the role of mtDNA in heart disease to news about the 2nd Eagles Autism Challenge, we've got the latest headlines.
New four-year research project aims to improve mental health and prevent suicide attempts for young people at risk of a mental health crisis.
Attendees of "Charting New Frontiers in Children's Health Policy and Practice" can expect "a really good conversation," according to David Rubin, MD, MSCE.
Don't miss new findings from our ophthalmology and hematology researchers into retinopathy of prematurity and sickle cell disease.
From button batteries to distracted driving, research meets real-world application in this week's news roundup.
In honor of PolicyLab's 10th anniversary, its co-founders look back on how they built a team of experts to chart new frontiers in children's health research and policy.
Parents Are Talking engages parents in a conversation about teen sexual and reproductive health.
Check out a preview of some of the novel research our clinical and scientific experts are presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.
From studying smartphone use to sports-related injuries, don't miss this week's roundup of news updates from CHOP researchers.
Seventy-five percent of today's parents use social media. Learn how one PolicyLab team is using Facebook to help new mothers experiencing depression care for their children.
Get a glimpse into the four inventive research portfolios that strategically align PolicyLab's goals to improve child health.
Working in primary care practice six years ago, Saba Khan, MD, medical irector of our Healthy Weight Program, met a young man who described his hunger as a belly pain that wouldn't go away.
This week, new research findings at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are propelling the way we think about autism, single ventricle survivors, and neuroblastoma forward.
Notable awards, new autism initiatives, and a novel approach to managing sickle cell disease are all part of this week's roundup of research news. As Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experts made waves at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference…
Every day, we learn about the exciting new ways our investigators and staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia modernize medicine and revolutionize healthcare for children. This week, we're thrilled to report on a handful of new headlines about those breakthroughs…
Ear infections, e-cigarettes, and exciting collaborations, oh my! In this week's research news roundup, we followed the trails of our clinicians and investigators as they used expertise and evidence to weigh in on mainstream health issues. From how to design safer seats and…
Editor's Note: This guest blog by David Rubin, MD, MSCE, director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab, discusses how deep Medicaid cuts could harm children and teens. (This text originally appeared in a PolicyLab newsletter. If you're…
If you're eager to learn and a creator of change - which pretty much covers everyone here at the Research Institute - then you'll want to know about what's happening at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (PAS), the largest international meeting…
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. In the postpartum…
In 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! Whether it's researchers who push the barriers of current autism…
We'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.
The end of the year has come up fast, and so have important advances in pediatric research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This week's In the News starts off with a celebration of two remarkable patients and their dedicated pediatric oncologist.
As we approach the end of 2016, for good or ill, this time of year lends itself to reflection. To look back over these 12 months in research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we've decided to pick 12 of the most popular stories we've brought you in the past…
Your holiday season has been hectic, no doubt. Catch up with an early gift from us: Our biweekly roundup of research news from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia comes with all the trimmings!
As a pediatrician, I have a front-row seat to how health insurance impacts the well-being of children. Nearly half the patients I see are covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
Welcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! Now that we are bringing you these updates biweekly, we have an even richer collection of stories to share. This week's highlights include an important update for clinicians…
The presidential election will usher in new leadership for our country in January but is raising speculations now about how the new administration will address important questions and issues related to the health of children and adolescents.
Welcome back to our regular roundup of research news from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! Research at CHOP helps children wherever they are, whether in a primary care doctor's office, in the hospital, in the community, or at home. This week's stories cover…
The shiny picture of the American dream sometimes belies underlying struggles. This may be especially true in suburban communities, where demographic shifts in the last decade have left growing numbers of families experiencing poverty or near-poverty conditions in which they…
A new word is catching on to describe the sometimes overwhelming life stage of learning to behave like a grown-up: "adulting." For youth with chronic diseases, adulting has complexities beyond coming to grips with doing their own laundry. They must transition to a new…
Welcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! This week's stories start with celebrating healthy beginnings with an honor for a researcher who focuses on the health needs of vulnerable newborn babies, then transitions…
Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reaches all corners of the world. This week's In the News takes us on the road with new teen driving safety research findings. Next, we visit school cafeterias for National School Lunch Week. And then we're off…
From the moment they're born until 3 years old, children's brains grow rapidly, producing 700 new neural connections every second. This a crucial time for parents and caregivers to provide powerful communication with their babies and stimulate brain centers involved…
Welcome back to our weekly roundup of pediatric research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, as many students head back to school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strengthening its advocacy to protect individual and public health by…
By Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute
As the summer comes to a close and children prepare to head back to school, it is an opportunity for us all to sit up straight and study up on the value of the work that we do as…
As the summer comes to a close and children prepare to head back to school, it is an opportunity for us all to sit up straight and study up on the value of the work that we do as…
Portals and policies lead the headlines this week in our Friday roundup of research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A new state law to keep babies and toddlers safe in cars takes effect in Pennsylvania today, and a CHOP expert was on hand for a video…
August is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you're lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
In many cafeterias these days, the sloppy joe special and individual carton of milk comes with a side of state laws. Targeting a childhood obesity rate that seems stuck at a too-high rate of 17 percent, state and local legislators across the U.S. have introduced policy-based…
Welcome back to another weekly edition of our roundup of research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! 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…
Many research projects aim to keep things on track, from healthcare expenditures to patients’ long-term health. Make certain that you know of the research happenings this week at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by reading on for more highlights.
Tiny bacteria facing a big fight, newborns in families getting help with financial challenges, and tiny DNA molecules having a big impact on medicine, were all in the news this week. Read on for more about these top stories in our weekly roundup of research news from The…
Our news highlights this week include new evidence-based sleep recommendations; a new champion for helping military families navigate children’s healthcare issues; a lifesaving solution to a mysterious surgical side effect; and an encouraging finding to help children predisposed…
Looking at ways to improve children's health from different perspectives is what pediatric research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is all about.
As the nation celebrated Emergency Medical Services Week, PolicyLab's Tiffani Johnson, MD, MS,…
As the nation celebrated Emergency Medical Services Week, PolicyLab's Tiffani Johnson, MD, MS,…
Our weekly compilation of research news, happenings, and achievements helps keep you up to speed. Find out why the autism community is excited about a unique opportunity to catalyze research. Hear about an adolescent homicide study that hit home in Harrisburg. Congratulate our…
This week’s In the News tackles some risky business, from youth violence, to novice drivers, and the relationship between obesity in adolescence and sexual behavior. Read on to find out how researchers are exploring new approaches to these complex issues.
Check out the most exciting research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this week. From leading a group of international researchers who identified a new syndrome to working on a prestigious panel that will give guidance about ways to advance treatments for…
Research conducted by PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia laid the groundwork for new statewide initiatives that aim to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among Pennsylvania children in the foster care system who are enrolled in Medicaid.
New findings in cancer immunotherapy, controversy over recommendations for universal autism screening, and Zika virus are among this week’s highlights.
A recent news report suggests that attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rates among children have risen dramatically over the past decade. The report cites information from a recently published paper in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that analyzed data from the…
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.
Children’s health security is a weak spot in disaster preparedness planning, according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics that calls for research to be a high priority in order to develop pediatric dosing guidelines and formulations for life-saving…
Policy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among those leading a public conversation about how pediatric hospitals and health systems can address social factors affecting health within ACO structures.
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.
About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year.
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.
Senbagam Virudachalam MD, MSHP, faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab, is leading a three-year study to test a community-based intervention that helps parents of toddlers practice healthy food preparation.
Antipsychotics are a powerful class of medications that increasingly have been prescribed to children to treat disruptive behaviors, particularly for those in foster care. The trend is a disturbing one that has the attention of Pennsylvania state officials.
Funded by a $2.1 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, CHOP's James Guevara, MD, MPH, will study the comparative effectiveness of an electronic portal vis-à-vis in-person communication for ADHD.
Noting “vaccine-preventable diseases remain a significant threat to children’s health,” in a recent editorial The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, calls for “ongoing vigilance.”
The Journal of Pediatrics shows just over 50 percent of a large cohort of pediatric asthma, patients filled beta agonist and oral steroid prescriptions after being hospitalized, and fewer than 40 percent filled inhaled steroid prescriptions.
Pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Nadia Dowshen, MD, founder and co-director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, wants to help alleviate the frustration of marginalized gender variant youth by improving their access…
Adolescent gynecologist Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH is leading two studies: a clinical trial, and an analysis of data from two large datasets of adolescent girls' health in the U.S.
Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab recently published the largest study to date documenting the significant diabetes risk to children with a prescription for antipsychotics.
A new report from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab and the advocacy organization First Focus found poverty, food insecurity, and housing instability are more prevalent than they were before the Great Recession.
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.
A team of investigators from PolicyLab recently received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine antipsychotic prescribing practices.
An article published recently in Health Affairs is the first to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children.
A study conducted by PolicyLab researchers shows the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10.
ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among children, occurring in about 8 percent of youth. Yet each child experiences symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity differently, so delivering treatment that is responsive to individuals’ specific needs,…
A report released in June by PolicyLab revealed that 17 percent of Philadelphia public school students have been involved with child welfare and it described the educational barriers that these students face.
Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.
Co-director of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab David Rubin, MD, MSCE, was recently appointed to a government commission tasked with working to end child abuse and neglect-related deaths. Dr. Rubin is one of 12 experts from a variety of fields to be…
Four junior investigators from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Department of Pediatrics have been chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
By underscoring the importance of standardized childhood developmental screening and communication between clinicians and caregivers, two new studies from CHOP's PolicyLab can help physicians and families better support children with developmental
Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, co-medical director of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Pediatric Research Consortium and a PolicyLab faculty member Let's face it: we live in the future. At no point in human history has so much information been so accessible…
One of the nation's largest programs providing home visitation support for at-risk mothers and children may not be as successful in reducing early childhood injuries as it was in earlier evaluations, according to new research findings from The Children's Hospital of…