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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
In Severe Childhood Asthma, Novel Gene Variant Discovered

An international scientific team co-led by a CHOP genome expert has discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma. This finding may help lead to more effective treatments.

November 18, 2013
Sea Garden is Prepared for Winter

The November Garden Workday was the last of 2013! With temperatures dropping, staff and patients readied the garden for the cold winter months. Bulbs were planted in the mobile planters and hanging pockets.

November 6, 2013
CHOP Injury Researcher Co-authors IOM Report on Youth Concussion

Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk.

October 30, 2013
CHOP Critical Care Expert Receives Distinguished Career Award

Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, a critical care medicine physician, received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care.

October 30, 2013
Children With Severe Head Injuries Need Care After Rehab

Although they improve with inpatient rehab, children with head injuries are discharged with significant cognitive functioning disabilities, especially those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 24, 2013
October Garden Workday and Fall Festival

Garden fun doesn't end with the end of summer, it continues through the fall! In October, patients enjoyed fall activities and planting in the Sea Garden at Children's Seashore House.

October 24, 2013
CHOP Neonatologist Elected to Institute of Medicine

Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

October 21, 2013
Harvest Software Innovative Toolkit for Medical Researchers

CHOP has created a software toolkit called Harvest that allows biomedical researchers to explore complex data sets without having to become database technicians themselves.

October 17, 2013
Kidney Failure Can Complicate Long-Term Outcome After Child’s Solid-Organ Transplant

Children who had transplants of solid organs run a long-term risk of developing kidney disease. A new study shows the need for continued screening of kidney function.

October 14, 2013
Madeline Bell to Receive 2013 Women of Distinction Award

Philadelphia Business Journal announced that Madeline Bell, President and COO of CHOP, has been honored as a 2013 Women of Distinction award recipient.

October 9, 2013

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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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