Neonatology Research

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a leader in the advancement of basic and clinical research. We have one of the nation's largest pediatric research programs, spanning virtually every area of pediatric medicine. The knowledge that is gained from our studies has led and will continue to lead to improved healthcare for children worldwide.

Our clinical and basic research activities are conducted through the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The Institute oversees the work of more than 150 investigators and their staffs who are pursuing hundreds of active research projects at any given time. Children's Hospital ranks among the top two pediatric hospitals nationwide in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Our current areas of research in neonatology-related topics include:






Researchers and publications

For more information about neonatology research at CHOP, use the links below. 

Updated April 2012

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Preventing Lung Injuries in Premature Babies

A new study by CHOP investigator Haresh Kirpalani, MD, reports current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than widely assumed, in reducing the incidence of severe lung injury in very premature infants. Read the story on Medical News Today »

Care for Preemies Improves ...

... But low birth weight remains risky. Read the NPR story quoting Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, chief of neonatology at CHOP.