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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
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
CHOP Genome Center Aids Discovery of New MS Genes

A CHOP researcher was a co-author of the largest-ever genetic analysis of multiple sclerosis. The 48 newly discovered gene variants underscore the key role of the immune system in MS.

October 8, 2013
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Physician-Researcher Appointed to Presidential Child Abuse Commission

David Rubin, MD, MSCE, was recently appointed by President Obama to the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. He was the only healthcare provider named to the 12-person committee of experts.

October 8, 2013
CHOP Updates Policy on Dietary Supplements

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced today that it will no longer prescribe most dietary supplements to its patients.

October 8, 2013
CHOP 22Q Expert Co-Leads NIH Grant on Mental Illness in Deletion Syndrome

CHOP genetics experts are among the leaders of a global effort to study why patients with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome have a higher risk of schizophrenia.

October 3, 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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