The digital world moves fast. When the digital realm in question is the use of mobile devices, social media, and related technologies in medical research (mHealth), it isn't always easy for researchers who use these tools to keep pace.
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 in Chicago, our local Philadelphia Eagles launched a new commitment to support autism research at CHOP and neighboring institutions
We like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient's bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research.
Whether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
By Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute
This spring, I had the pleasure of introducing the kickoff event for the new mHealth Research Affinity Group (RAG) in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.