October 2013

“CHOP has long embraced its responsibility to advance patient safety as the cornerstone to improving children’s health.”- Paul Offit, MD

Children’s Hospital First in Nation to Disallow Dietary Supplements


The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has announced that its Formulary — the list of medications approved for use — will no longer include most dietary supplements. The hospital said the action was being taken because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not routinely review …

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Pennsylvania Program to Support Genomic, Developmental Screening Studies


Two recent state awards to Children’s Hospital researchers show the incredible breadth of research being conducted at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute every day. Supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement program, Struan Grant, Phd, will lead an investigation …

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PolicyLab’s David Rubin, MD, MSCE, Appointed to Child Abuse Commission


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 twelve experts from a variety of fields to be named to …

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Defense Department Grant to Fund Advanced Transplantation Study


A recent grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will fund a new study of advanced transplantation techniques. The study, which is being led by Children’s Hospital’s Wayne Hancock, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, will focus on vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), …

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Children’s Hospital Neonatologist Elected to Institute of Medicine


Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, an internationally prominent neonatologist and researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dr. Dennery is the chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at Children’s Hospital and holds …

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CHOP Genetics Expert Co-Leading NIH-Funding Psychiatric Illness Consortium


An international collaboration will delve into why patients with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome have an elevated risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses. Genetics experts from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among the top leaders of this major collaboration, which aims to discover the …

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New Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Resource for Biomedical Researchers


Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers assemble, access and analyze all that data without having to …

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Offering Basic Scientists an Introduction to Translational Research


In an example of CHOP Research’s commitment to educating the next generation of scientists, a recent workshop held at the Institute introduced young investigators to the principles of translational research. Led by a committee of Children’s Hospital faculty and organized by the CHOP Research Office …

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