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CHOP to Develop a Non-Profit Human Milk Bank for Hospitalized Infants

The milk bank will provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the Main Campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015.

August 5, 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
For Children Awaiting a Kidney Transplant, Geography May Be Crucial

A new study from researchers at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the U.S. in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand.

January 17, 2014
CHOP’s New Mobile App Assists Parents with Vaccine Decisions

Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know” now available for download.

January 7, 2014
CHOP Appoints Chief of Neurosurgery, Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD

Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD, has been appointed chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Storm has served as an attending surgeon at CHOP since 2004.

December 30, 2013
CHOP Scientist Honored for Gene Therapy Research

CHOP’s Katherine High, MD, was honored for her trailblazing research in the bleeding disorder hemophilia with a national award from the American Society of Hematology.

December 16, 2013

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CHOP in the Media

Regional Media Outlets Report on Development of a Human Milk Bank

CHOP’s plans to develop a human milk bank to serve hospitalized infants received widespread regional media attention.

August 18, 2014
CHOP Neonatologist and Patient Featured on Fox 29

Ten-month-old Madelyn Selley has been in CHOP’s N/IICU for seven months receiving expert care for chronic lung disease. Fox 29 recently visited the N/IICU to meet Maddy and her care team.

August 18, 2014
CHOP’s Child Life Department featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Child Life Specialists at CHOP help ease the fears and anxiety of young patients through play.

August 17, 2014
National Media Outlets Feature CHOP-led Kidney Stone Research

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia linking climate change to kidney stones received widespread media attention.

July 14, 2014
Personalized Cellular Therapy for Leukemia Receives FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation

A personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

July 7, 2014

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