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CHOP Pediatric Residency Program Ranked Number One

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Pediatric Residency Program has been ranked number one in the first-of-its-kind survey recently released by U.S. News & World Report.

October 1, 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
Giving Amino Acids in Diet May Help Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

Feeding amino acids to animals in a CHOP lab improved sleep disturbances caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). This could become the first treatment for people with TBI.

December 11, 2013
CHOP, Drexel Experts Boost Pipeline of Medical Devices for Children

There are far fewer medical devices designed for children compared to those available for adults. CHOP engineers and researchers are joining area colleagues to address this unmet need.

December 11, 2013

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Sleep Specialist Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looks at long-term effects of caffeine therapy for premature infants.

September 7, 2014
CHOP Neuro-Ophthalmologist Discusses Alice in Wonderland syndrome

It's an unusual condition with a colorful name. Kids with "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome see like they're peering into a distorted looking glass.

September 2, 2014
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

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