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Gene Therapy Expert Beverly Davidson, PhD, to Join CHOP

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

April 1, 2014
 
CHOP Plastic Surgeon Goes on Surgical Mission Trip

Oksana Jackson, MD collaborated with physicians in Hungary and Ukraine to operate on children with complex cases of cleft lip and palate.

February 20, 2014
New Genes Found to Affect Blood Pressure; Offer Drug Targets

A CHOP researcher co-led a large study that found 11 new genetic signals linked to blood pressure levels. Ten of these signals encode proteins that appear to be likely drug targets.

February 20, 2014
CHOP Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia, PA

CHOP’s newly-opened pediatric urgent care center in King of Prussia, PA, is the only after-hours urgent care facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. CHOP opened its first urgent care center in Mays Landing, NJ, in 2013.

February 17, 2014
CHOP’s Unique New Lab Test Will Expedite Donor Matches and Improve Outcomes in Transplants

CHOP is the first center to offer a comprehensive HLA typing test. Using new gene-sequencing tools, the new test will expedite donor matching and improve transplantation outcomes.

February 14, 2014
Study Reports on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of TTTS Patients

Study by CHOP experts shows twins who underwent fetal surgery for TTTS show normal neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 2.

February 8, 2014
Gene Study Advances Knowledge of Cholesterol/Heart Disease Risk

New genetic evidence from CHOP and Penn researchers strengthens the case that a well-known type of cholesterol likely causes heart disease, while casting more doubt on the role of another type.

February 7, 2014
CHOP Researcher Coauthors Study Showing New Approach to Vaccines

Dr. Philip Johnson co-authored a new study describing an advanced vaccine design. The innovation may offer a new way to prevent childhood infections caused by the RSV virus, and may also lead to new vaccines against HIV and flu.

February 5, 2014
CHOP Doctors Featured in AAP Professional Education Series

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, served as editor of a new professional education series published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

January 27, 2014
CHOP Receives Renewed Magnet® Designation

CHOP has once again received Magnet® designation in recognition of nursing excellence. This is the third time CHOP has attained Magnet designation, which is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice

January 27, 2014
GIANT Food Stores Gifts $5 Million to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

In Celebration of GIANT’s 20-Year Legacy of Support, Children’s Hospital Names the GIANT Lobby at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

January 27, 2014

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Thyroid Center featured on 6ABC’s “Raising Healthy Kids”

Dr. Andrew Bauer spoke to 6ABC about the prevalence of thyroid cancer and different treatment options.

March 26, 2014
CHOP Concussion Expert Featured on Fox 29

Dr. Christina Master recently visited Fox 29 studios to discuss the latest research on kids and sports-related concussions.

 

March 6, 2014
Fox 29 Visits CHOP's New Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia

CHOP Urgent Care Director Dr. Magna Chang Dias explains when urgent care is appropriate.

February 24, 2014
Night Eating Disorder Requires More Research

A new study indicates rare night eating disorder may signal other mental health issues

February 21, 2014
Mother and Teen Share Story About Pediatric Migraines

CHOP’s Dr. Szperka heads up new migraine clinic.

February 9, 2014

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