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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
 
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
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

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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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