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CHOP and City Break Ground for New Health and Literacy Center

First of its kind, Center to offer children and families in South Philadelphia integrated healthcare, literacy and recreation services in one location.

September 18, 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
CHOP Presents T Cell Therapy Research Update

Research study of T cell immunotherapy continues to show highly promising results in children with leukemia.

December 9, 2013
Flipping a Gene Switch May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease

CHOP Hematology researchers manipulated red blood cells in the lab to produce a healthy form of hemoglobin—a potential treatment for sickle cell disease.

December 9, 2013
Fetal Surgeon N. Scott Adzick Receives John Scott Award

CHOP Surgeon-in-Chief N. Scott Adzick receives John Scott Award for pioneering contributions to fetal surgery.

November 22, 2013
Kohl's Donates to CHOP's Injury Prevention Programs

Today Kohl™s presented CHOP with a $429,051 donation at a bike safety program. Since 2000, Kohl™s has donated more than $6.7 million to CHOP through Kohl™s Cares®.

November 18, 2013
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

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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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