Dr. Psihogios' research focuses on improving treatment adherence in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with chronic medical conditions, particularly those with cancer. She uses real-time mobile health strategies to better understand the day-to-day factors that proximally impact treatment adherence.
The founder and director of CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Dr. Adzick is an innovator in the field of fetal medicine, pursuing groundbreaking prenatal treatment for debilitating birth defects. He led the NIH-funded "Management of Myelomeningocele Study" (MOMS) at CHOP, a breakthrough research program that showed fetal surgery for spina bifida results in significantly improved outcomes.
Dr. Amaral's research is focused on kidney transplantation with particular interests in reducing treatment burden for adolescents and young adults — from designing studies to make daily medication regimens easier to diagnosing transplant injury earlier using innovative, noninvasive approaches.
Investigating whether existing urinary mRNA and metabolite profiles, which are diagnostic and prognostic for early renal allograft injury in adults, can be validated in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
This week we're all about getting smart in our highlights of research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Getting smart in the approach to tackling childhood cancer means identifying strategies that will make a decade's progress in half the time - which is exactly the focus of the national Cancer Moonshot.
Conducting a pilot research study is like test-driving a new car. Pilot studies build preliminary evidence and allow for investigators to ensure everything runs smoothly before committing to an extensive, large-scale study.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia fetal surgeon N. Scott Adzick, MD, is set to receive an award for contributing to the greater "comfort, welfare, and happiness" of the world. Dr. Adzick is one of three to receive the prestigious 2013 John Scott Award at a ceremony tonight at Philadelphia's American Philosophical Society.