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Childhood Obesity

Published on
May 10, 2024
This week, honors for innovative CHOP investigators, early results of gene editing for inherited blindness, plus ASGCT and PAS meeting highlights.

The University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with CHOP, is conducting a study to find out more about how behaviors (eating, physical activity, sleep) and genes affect growth and development in children.

Published on
Apr 10, 2023
The Mitchell Lab is creating a mobile health platform for the pediatric care setting to promote longer sleep duration for childhood obesity prevention.

Dr. Prout is a nutrition pediatrician, an academic investigator in the Healthy Weight Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on childhood obesity.

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Published on
Oct 12, 2021
Our October Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Sarah Henrickson, is fascinated by the common threads between common inflammatory diseases.

The MAGIC Study is looking at the microbiome as it develops during the first two years of life. It brings together expertise in the microbiome, antibiotic stewardship, immunology, neonatology, and infectious diseases to study the effect that health and environment have on the microbiome and growth.

Published on
May 8, 2020
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.
Published on
Feb 22, 2019
Balancing analgesia and opioid stewardship — two priorities of orthopedic surgeons. Research by Apurva Shah, MD, shows opioid overprescription.

Dr. Stallings is working on intervention trials involving three chronic diseases with nutrition-related abnormalities resulting in meaningful adverse outcomes: cystic fibrosis (new drugs), sickle cell disease (vitamin A) and chronic pancreatitis (enzyme replacement drug).

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Dr. Henrickson investigates the mechanisms of T cell dysfunction in monogenic primary immunodeficiency and chronic inflammatory disease, including asthma and obesity, and primary immunodeficiency.

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