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Welcome to the Press Room for the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Access the links below to read news stories featuring CPCE’s research or experts.

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Phone: 267-426-6055
Email: ascenzi@email.chop.edu

2017

Baltimore boy's new hands still gripping strong
cnn.com | July 19, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS and colleagues publish an 18-month post-op case report on Zion Harvey, the first child to successfully receive a double hand transplant.

Kids Health Matters: Vaccines for older children
6abc.com | June 21, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP discusses important vaccines for adolescents

Suburban docs and parents are OK talking about food insecurity
kdal610.com | June 20, 2017
Are parents in suburbia comfortable having their children's doctors ask about food security? Yes, says CPCE Core Faculty member Deepak Palakshappa, MD.

New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent
Science Daily | June 6, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD discussed a tool that she and colleagues developed to identify sepsis in pediatric patients.

Meet the CHOP Mentors Changing Research Trainees’ Lives
Cornerstone | June 6, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP is among the winners of the second annual Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees from the CHOP Research Institute.

Dr. Joseph Rossano named Chief of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
PR Newswire | May 23, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Joseph Rossano, MD, MS is named Chief of Cardiology at CHOP.

SHARE Project Explores Patients’ and Parents’ Pediatric Palliative Care Experiences
Bench to Bedside | April/May 2017
CPCE Core Faculty Member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH discusses a new multicenter project designed to enable research in pediatric palliative care.

How This Pediatric Researcher Uses Data to Do His Job
Children's Hospital Association | May 2, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE discusses how he uses the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) in his research.

Getting Into a California State of Mind: PAS Meeting Preview
Cornerstone | May 2, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, MMSc will receive the innaugral Society of Pediatric Research Physician Scientist Award at the PAS meeting.

Nurse response time to alarms varies based on intuition
Healio | April 17, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE discussed his research on nurses' response times to bedside alarms.

Why it’s a bad idea to space out your child’s vaccination shots
The Washington Post | April 17, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP is quoted.

Nurse! What's Taking So Long?
Arizona Daily Star | April 11, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE discussed his research on nurses' response times to bedside alarms.

Lupus Research Alliance Picks the Top 10 Innovative Projects It Will Fund
Lupus News Today | March 31, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE is among the Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grant Class of 2017.

Proposed Medicaid reforms could devastate young people with complex medical needs
philly.com | March 16, 2017
CPCE and PolicyLab core faculty member Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP and colleagues blogged about proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reform the federal Medicaid program.

CDC, AAP release 2017 pediatric vaccine recommendations
Contemporary Pediatrics | March 7, 2017
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE is quoted about new recommendations from the CDC and AAP for pediatric immunization.

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds
The Washington Post | February 25, 2017
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE was quoted in this story about a study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

CPCE Pilot Grant Awardees Want to Know: What Works Best?
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | February 14, 2017
Fall 2016 CPCE Pilot Grant awardees are profiled.

Make no mistake, immigration order harms children
philly.com | February 1, 2017
CPCE and PolicyLab Core Faculty member Katherine Yun, MD, MHS blogged about a White House executive order restricting immigration.

Consumer-Use Baby Monitors Have Little Proven Benefit for Healthy Infants
PR Newswire | January 24, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE is quoted about a recent publication in JAMA.

Lots of us are sick, and it's probably going to get worse. Here's why
philly.com | January 5, 2017
CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH is quoted in this article about the seasonal spread of flu and flu-like illness.

Trio of Studies Shows Oral Antibiotics Are As Good As IV Antibiotics After Discharge
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | December 2016/January 2017
Research led by CPCE Associate Director for Implementation Activities Ron Keren, MD, MPH supports the use of oral antibiotics in children after discharge from the hospital for serious infection.

2016

New Strategies Needed to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Antibiotics
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | December 20, 2016
CPCE will lead CHOP's participation in a multi-center study to compare short-course antibiotic therapy to the standard 10-day course to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children.

Child abuse in Army families could be going under-reported
Philly Voice | December 15, 2016
A study by CPCE Core Faculty members Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP and David Rubin, MD, MSCE and HAU/PolicyLab staff members received media attention.

Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids
Kaiser Health News | December 9, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member and PolicyLab Director David Rubin, MD, MSCE and colleagues studied insurance use among working families.

Why Parents and Doctors Should Think About A.D.H.D. in Preschool
The New York Times | December 5, 2016
A recent study by CPCE Associate Director for Outpatient Research Activities, Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is highlighted.

High blood pressure is vastly underdiagnosed in children, new study says
philly.com | November 21, 2016
CPCE Associate Director for Outpatient Research Activities, Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is quoted about a study he and colleagues published in Pediatrics.

Q&A: How Pediatricians Can Help Suburban Families in Poverty
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | November 15, 2016
Q&A with CPCE Core Faculty member Deepak Palakshappa, MD.

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses
WebMD | November 15, 2016
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE published a study analyzing the rate of ADHD diagnosis before and after 2011 AAP guidelines.

Hospitalized Children with Comorbid Mental Health Conditions Have Longer Hospital Stays
Yahoo! News | November 14, 2016
Recent research by CPCE Core Faculty member Stephanie Doupnik, MD, MSHP is highlighed.

‘Adulting’ Gets Complicated During Shift From Pediatric to Adult Medical Care
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | November 8, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Sophia Jan, MD will lead a new project to ease the transition from pediatric to adult medical care for adolescents with chronic diseases.

Removing Roadblocks to Advance Research in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | October 31, 2016
Work by CPCE Core Faculty member Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE to diagnose and treat juvenile spondyloarthritis (JSpA) is highlighted.

Project Aims to Automate Adverse Event Reporting in Cancer Clinical Trials
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | October 31, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Tamara Miller, MD, MSCE received the Damon Runyon-Sohn pediatric cancer fellowship award for a project to support her work.

Finding of Variability in Antibiotic Prescribing Yields Improvements, Accolades
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | October 31, 2016
Work by CPCE Associate Director for Inpatient Research Activities Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE and colleagues is highlighted.

CHOP, Penn Researchers Share Progress and Tips for Using mHealth Tools
Cornerstone Blog, CHOP Research Institute | October 11, 2016
This blog post includes updates to mobile health research projects by CPCE Core Faculty members Nadia Dowshen, MD and Lisa Schwartz, PhD.

Pediatricians May Better Help Parents Quit Smoking With Decision Support Tool
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | September 29, 2016
CPCE and PolicyLab Faculty member Brian Jenssen, MD, developed a clinical decision support tool and process that make it easy for pediatricians to routinely ask about secondhand smoke, to prescribe the parent a nicotine patch or gum, and offer a warm handoff to an adult tobacco treatment group.

Study Confirms Increasing Endocrine Disorders in Aging Childhood Cancer Survivors
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | September 29, 2016
CPCE Faculty member Goli Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE recently led a study that showed endocrine abnormalities constitute a significant burden of late effects in childhood cancer survivors. 

Study of Early Reading to Babies Could be a Page-Turner
Cornerstone Blog, CHOP Research Institute | September 27, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member James Guevara, MD, MPH is leading a research study to test the effcts of initiating a literacy program in the newborn period.

Moving On From Cancer: The Challenges Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors Face
St. Baldrick's Foundation | September 23, 2016
This blog post features work by CPCE Core Faculty member Lisa Schwartz, PhD.

New Insights about Food Allergies and Asthma
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | September 23, 2016
CPCE Faculty member Robert Grundmeier, MD, co-first author of new, large-scale epidemiological study examining rates of food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema in children.

CHOP rheumatologist helps young girl with autoimmune disease
Fox 29 | September 18, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE appears in this video about treatment of a young girl with juvenile dermato myositis.

Investigators Put Their Studies Into Drive With CPCE Pilot Grants
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | August 30, 2016
This article highlights research funded by the CPCE Pilot Grant program.

Choosing the Right Antibiotic for a Child's Respiratory Infection
pcori.org | August 25, 2016
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute highlights a study led by CPCE Associate Director for Inpatient Research Activities Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE.

Tour International Pediatric Research With New Global Health RAG
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | August 22, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD, MSCE will lead a new Global health Research Affinity Group (RAG).

Positive Parenting Program Improves Bad Behavior in Preschool-Age Children
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | August 22, 2016
The PriCARE program to promote positive parenting implemented by CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP is featured.

Increasing hepatitis B vaccine prevalence among refugee children arriving in the U.S.
pharmacist.com | August 15, 2016
A recent study led by CPCE Core Faculty member Katherine Yun, MD, MHS is highlighted.

Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors
Reuters | August 5, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH is quoted.

Laws Limiting School Junk Food Sales and Ads Show Potential to Impact Obesity
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | August 2, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Deepak Palakshappa, MD, MSHP conducted a comprehensive study of state and local regulations of the sale and advertising of junk food in schools and their impact on childhood obesity.

Childhood cancer survivors often develop hormone disorders
Philly.com | July 5, 2016
A study led by CPCE Core Faculty member Goli Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE is highlighted.

Penn-CHOP Named CDC Prevention Epicenter Site
Newswise | June 27, 2016
CPCE Associate Director Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE will serve as co-PI on a $5 million award to prevent superbugs and improve patient safety, in collaboration with Penn.

Sharing treatment decisions challenges doctors and parents of young children with autism
MedicalXpress.com | June 20, 2016
CPCE Associate Director Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is quoted about a recent publication on shared decision making in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Home or Away? Comparing Post-Chemo Strategies for Pediatric Leukemia
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | May 31, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, is leading a collaborative, observational clinical trial that aims to shed light on how physicians can approach discharge scenarios for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients safely and consistently while also considering family preferences. The study, entitled “Home or Away From Home,” will determine the risks/benefits of outpatient vs. inpatient management of neutropenia in children with AML. 

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | May 10, 2016
Work on antimicrobial stewardship by CPCE team members Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE and Julia Szymczak, PhD is highlighted.

Young Physician-Scientist Recognized for Pediatric Kidney Stone Research
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | April 28, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE recently received the 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Award at a joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Physician Scientists Association for his work on environmental impact on kidney stone risk.

Here’s What Happened When A Group Of Scientists Went To Confront Their Congressional Tormentors
Huffington Post | April 14, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Aletha Akers, MD, MPH was among a group of scientists who defended taxpayer-funded research to lawmakers in Washington, DC.

Using Doctors’ Certification Requirements to Increase HPV Vaccination
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | April 5, 2016
Pediatricians who participated in a maintenance of certification program designed by CPCE Associate Director Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE and colleagues increased their rates of offering HPV vaccination vs. a control group of providers who did not participate in the certification program.

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
HealthDay | April 1, 2016
CPCE Associate Director Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE and Research Staff member Stephanie Mayne, MHS are quoted about their study results, published in Pediatrics, that indicate a large variation in how often pediatricians diagnose and prescribe drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

CHOP Research In The News: Quantum Award, Bone Health, Antibiotics and Weight Gain
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | March 25, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE recognized by Hyundai Hope On Wheels, and CPCE Associate Director for Inpatient Research Activities Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE published a study in JAMA questioning a link between early antibiotic use and childhood obesity, in this weekly roundup of CHOP Research in the News.

The Rising Tide of ADHD Rates: Is There Evidence for a Flood of Cases?
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | February 15, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member James Guevara, MD, MPH and Research Staff member Maritza Pedlar, MPH, commented on different methods of measuring ADHD rates in children.

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers
Medical News Today | February 4, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty members Susan Coffin, MD, MPH; Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE; and Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP contributed to a study published in Vaccine, which found that vouchers for reduced or no-cost Tdap vaccine were not effective at increasing vaccination rates of infant caregivers.

CHOP study finds kidney stones on the rise among U.S. youth
PhillyVoice.com | January 14, 2016
A study published by CPCE Core Faculty member Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE and colleagues found an increased risk of kidney stones among adolescents, women, and African-Americans.

Tall Man Lettering Falls Short as Error Prevention Strategy
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | January 5, 2016
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH investigated the effectiveness of Tall Man lettering, a strategy intended to highlight differences in prescription drug names that look and sound alike.

At the Hospital, Better Responses to Those Beeping Alarms
The Wall Street Journal | January 4, 2016
Work by CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE is highlighted.

2015

New vaccine offers boys another option against HPV
WHYY Newsworks | December 21, 2015
CPCE Associate Director for Outpatient Research Activities Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is quoted.

Infection control in day care centers crucial to reducing burden of infection
Healio.com | December 2, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH presented at the 2015 Infectious Diseases Symposium.

Toughest obstacle to HPV vaccinations? Pediatricians
Philly.com | November 23, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP commented on the apparent effectiveness of an iPad app at encouraging parents’ acceptance of the HPV vaccine.

Why Kids Need Bug Squashers: An Infectious Disease Q&A
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | November 17, 2015
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE talked with Cornerstone on the occasion of receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

Aiming to improve childhood immunization rates, Pa. diagnoses problems in data collection
WHYY Newsworks | November 17, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP commented on the need for accurate measurement of vaccination rates in schools.

Curb overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture: AAP report
AAP Gateway | November 16, 2015
A report co-authored by CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE for the American Academy of Pediatrics spotlights the contribution of antibiotics in animal agriculture to antibiotic resistance.

Heaven over hospital: Parents honor dying child's request
CNN | November 3, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH commented on the case of a five year old girl with an incurable neurodegenerative disease, whose parents gave her the choice to go to the hospital or to stay at home.

Beep, beep, beep -  hospital alarms sound mostly without real cause
WHYY Newsworks, The Pulse | September 10, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide was interviewed about his work on alarm fatigue.

Home Plate Study Hits the Ground Running on Healthy Food Prep
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | August 6, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Senbagam Virudachalam, MD, MSHP launched a three-year study to help parents of toddlers practice healthy food preparation.

US Hospitals Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse, Adherence to Screening Guidelines Vary
Parent Herald | July 14, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty members Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP; David Rubin MD, MSCE; and Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH published results in Pediatrics indicating that some hospital personnel fail to fully evaluate young children for injuries due to abuse.

Almost All Doctors Admit They Work Sick, Study Shows
NBC News | July 6, 2015
CPCE Postdoctoral Researcher Julia Szymczak, PhD and colleagues published a study in JAMA Pediatrics investigating the frequency and the reasons why health professionals work when sick.

PCORI-Funded Project Will Assess ADHD Portal
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | June 30, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty Member James Guevara, MD, MPH received PCORI funding to assess the effectiveness of an electronic portal for ADHD.

Fear Shouldn't Drive Policy: CHOP Expert Offers Vaccine Commentary
Bench to Bedside, CHOP Research Institute | June 30, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty Member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP spoke in support of vaccinations.

Health Officials Call for Better Communication about Vaccines
Charleston Gazette-Mail | June 17, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP was the keynote speaker at the 2015 West Virginia Immunization Summit.

More Children Diagnosed with Kidney Stones
WNDU.com | June 11, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE commented on the rise of kidney stones in kids. 

Risk Factors for UTI Recurrence and Renal Scarring in Kids
Medscape | June 8, 2015
CPCE Associate Director for Implementation Ron Keren, MD, MPH published a study in Pediatrics that identified risk factors for UTI recurrence, which could help providers identify children for preventive treatment.

Teens With HIV Fare Worse When Parents Don’t Come to Clinic Appointments
FoxNews.com | March 31, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD, MSCE’s JAMA Pediatrics study showing association between lack of parental attendance at clinic visits and poor outcomes for teen HIV patients.

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | March 20, 2015
Research by CPCE Core Faculty member Christopher Bonafide MD, MSCE is honored by ECRI Institute.

The Vaccine Lunacy: Disneyland, Measles and Madness
The New York Times, SundayReview | January 31, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP is quoted on the impact of the Internet on vaccine-related decisions.

Sent Home Too Soon? The Difficult Art of Hospital Discharge
US News & World Report | January 29, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP is quoted on the “balancing act” of hospital discharge.

Doctors Treating More Children with Kidney Stones
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 27, 2015
CPCE Core Faculty member Greg Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE comments on how pediatric kidney stones are an emerging trend that physicians may not always suspect when symptoms are presented.

2014

Raising Healthy Kids: Kidney Stones
6abc.com | October 29, 2014
CPCE Core Faculty member Greg Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE appears on 6ABC News’ "Raising Healthy Kids" report.

Current Imaging Practices for Kidney Stones Deviate From Guidelines
Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute | October 27, 2014
This blog highlights an article written by CPCE’s Greg Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE and Ron Keren, MD, MPH that looked at the prevalence of the first imaging study that children obtain when they are evaluated for kidney stones.

Benefits of Antibiotic Stewardship Wane When Discontinued
Medscape.com | October 12, 2014
CPCE Co-Director Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE presents study results that suggest that the benefits of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program diminish when advice to healthcare providers is stopped.

Enterovirus Outbreak Leaves Health Officials Guessing
US News & World Report | September 17, 2014
CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH is featured in this article on an outbreak of a rare and serious respiratory virus.

Seeing Clinician Slack as a Strategic Investment
Health Affairs | August 1, 2014
CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP is a co-author of a blog post about viewing frontline clinician slack as a strategic investment.

Putting Us All at Risk for Measles
The New York Times, Well Blog | June 26, 2014
CPCE Affiliate Faculty member Julia Sammons, MD, MSCE comments on the importance of educating physicians on this once virtually eradicated disease in the US.

Let’s Put a Stop to Parents Opting Out of Vaccinations for Their Kids
WHYY Newsworks | May 1, 2014
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR shares commentary on eliminating exemptions to childhood vaccines.

Raising Healthy Kids: Antibiotics Overuse
6abc.com | April 10, 2014
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE appears on 6ABC News' "Raising Healthy Kids" report.

2013

Kids’ Coughs, Colds May Last Weeks But Don’t Need Drugs
Reuters Health | December 17, 2013
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE commented on a review of the duration of common respiratory tract infections in kids.

Be Cautious With Antibiotics for Kids: Committee
NBCNews | November 18, 2013
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE commented on the risk of prescribing antibiotics for viral infections.

Measles Vaccine: Lower Seizure Risk When Given Early On
Medscape | October 14, 2013
This article features commentary by CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH on a study of seizure risk in infants who receive the measles vaccination.

Are ‘Alternative’ Vaccine Schedules Safer?
Philly.com The Public’s Health blog | October 3, 2013
CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH addresses some common questions about alternative vaccine schedules.

ACR JIA Recommendations Updated: Use First-Line Anakinra
Medscape | September 25, 2013
CPCE Core Faculty member Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE co-led a team to update the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) guidelines for treatment of systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Basic Biology May Explain Higher Death Rates for Boys
Chicago Tribune | September 4, 2013
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH discusses a study he and others published that looks at incidence of disease and mortality in boys vs. girls.

Parents’ ADHD Goals Tied to Treatment Choices: Study
Reuters Health | September 2, 2013
CPCE Co-Director Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE discusses results of a study that support a shared decision-making approach to treating kids with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder.

Penn Study Finds Safety in Cities, More Risk in Rural Areas
WHYY Newsworks | July 23, 2013
A study by CPCE Core Faculty member Sage Myers, MD, MSCE found cities to be safer than rural areas in terms of injury-related deaths.

Training Pediatricians in Antibiotic Usage Improves Compliance with Prescription Guidelines, Say Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers
PRWeb | June 11, 2013
This article features an interventional study to increase appropriate use of antibiotics in primary care settings, conducted by CPCE Co-Director Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, and others.

Pediatrics: Observation Often as Expensive as Inpatient Care
Medscape | May 13, 2013
This article features a study published by CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, BA, MSHP looking at costs associated with pediatric hospitalizations for observation vs inpatient status.

Children’s Hospital Pediatricians Talk about Health IT Innovations for Vaccines, Asthma
MedCityNews | April 1, 2013
CPCE Co-Director Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE and Core Faculty member Robert Grundmeier, MD discussed the Care Assistant electronic alert system they developed for decision support to improve healthcare outcomes.

Clinicians Underprescribe Antibiotics for Black Children
Clinical Advisor | March 18, 2013
CPCE Co-Director Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD describes a study he and colleagues published indicating that black children were less likely to be prescribed antibiotics.

Influenza in Kids: Should You Test?
Medscape | February 19, 2013
CPCE Core Faculty Member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH discusses when to do diagnostic testing for influenza.

Kids’ Hospital Readmissions Vary Widely
MedPageToday | January 22, 2013
CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH commented on a study of readmission rates for pediatric hospitals.

2012

Antibiotics Are a Gift to be Handled with Care
The New York Times, Well Blog | November 19, 2012
This article discusses a study of association between antibiotic exposure with inflammatory bowel disease led by CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE and Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH.

CHOP Team Offers Strategy to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
WHYY Newsworks | October 19, 2012
Research led by CPCE Co-Director Jeffrey Gerber MD, PhD, MSCE reports a successful strategy for reducing inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.

Antibiotics May Raise Bowel Disease Risk in Kids
BinghamtonHomepage.com | September 24, 2012
This article discusses a study led by CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE which provides evidence of a link between inflammatory bowel disease and antibiotic overuse.

Home Economics: Study Suggests Link Between Housing Woes and Child Abuse
Philly.com | July 28, 2012
A Pediatrics study led by CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP found a link between child abuse rates and home foreclosure rates.

Housing Collapse Linked to Increase in Child Abuse: Study
The Huffington Post | July 17, 2012
A Pediatrics study led by CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP found a link between child abuse rates and home foreclosure rates.

Children’s Hospital Finds Link Between Home Foreclosures and Child Abuse
CBSPhilly.com | July 17, 2012
A Pediatrics study led by CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP found a link between child abuse rates and home foreclosure rates.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Releases First Issue of New Journal
Infection Control Today | March 29, 2012
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE named as editor of the new Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, which released its first issue this month.

Bundles Battling Infections in Hospitals
Infectious Diseases in Children | February 2012
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE is included in this cover story on battling health care acquired infections.

Whooping Cough’s Real Victims
Philly.com Healthy Kids Blog | February 8, 2012
This blog quotes CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP on a Pertussis outbreak in Philadelphia schools.

Pediatric Risk Factors for Severe Clostridium Difficile Infection: Are Children Just Small Adults?
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | February 8, 2012
A recent CHOP study on defining the epidemiology of CDI in children from two US cities, led by CPCE Affiliate Faculty member Jason Kim, MD, MSCE, is highlighted.

The Resurgence of Measles: Guidance for Clinicians
Medscape.com | February 2, 2012
This article by CPCE Core Faculty member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP provides guidance for clinicians on the reemergence of measles as a public health threat.

2011

APHA: Hospitals May Have to Mandate Flu Shot, Panel Says
MedPage Today | November 3, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on the ethical implications of mandating flu vaccinations for healthcare workers.

Child with Autism May Affect Family Income: Study Shows Mothers of Autistic Children are Less Likely to be Employed
WebMD | May 11, 2011
CPCE Affiliate Faculty Member David Mandell, ScD presents findings on economic impact of autism at International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego.

Overwhelmed on Wednesdays? Strategies to Smooth Out Variations in Admissions
Today’s Hospitalist | May 6, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA is interviewed about his recent research in understanding admissions, patient flow, and staffing workload.'

Top 20 NIH R01 Awards Spotlighted
Principal Investigators Association | May 4, 2011
CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH is among the top 20 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 Award Recipients for the 2010 fiscal year.

Housing Troubles Linked to a Spike in Child Abuse Admissions
EGMN: Notes from the Road | May 3, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP, reported at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver that there is a significant link between mortgage delinquency and foreclosure and the rate of hospital admissions for injuries from child abuse.

Chronic Illnesses Lead to a Childhood of Limitations
Courier-Post | April 13, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH was consulted for this story on chronic illness in childhood.

Girls Hit Puberty Earlier Than Ever, and Doctors Aren’t Sure Why
USA Today | April 14, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH is included in this story on a trend toward an earlier onset of puberty.

Society of Hospital Medicine Now Accepting Applications for Young Researchers Award
Medical News Today | March 16, 2011
CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA comments on the opportunities winning the Young Researchers Award from The Society of Hospital Medicine has afforded him.

2010

What Leads to Lower-Quality Patient Care?
The Hospitalist | August 9, 2010
CPCE Core Faculty member Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP and his research on workload and quality of care are featured.

MRSA Infection Rates Increase Tenfold in Children
American Medical News | June 3, 2010
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE is quoted on his recently published study of increased MRSA infection rates.

H1N1 Flu Has Hit Kids with Neuromuscular Disorders Especially Hard
USA Today | August 10, 2010
This article cites a 2005 study by CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH and Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH on complications of influenza in children with neuromuscular disorders.

Bronchiolitis Research Supports AAP Guidelines on Diagnosis, Treatment
Infectious Diseases in Children | February 4, 2010
Research analyzing data from multiple studies on bronchiolitis led by CPCE Affiliate Faculty member Joseph Zorc, MD, MSCE is profiled.

2009

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Urinary Tract Infection in Children
The New England Journal of Medicine | October 29, 2009
This editorial co-authored by CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH discusses the usefulness of antimicrobial prophylaxis for treatment of UTI in children.

In-Hospital Pediatric Diagnosis of VTE Up 70 Percent
Modern Medicine Network | September 9, 2009
A Pediatrics article by CPCE Affiliate Faculty member Leslie Raffini, MD describing an increase in venous thromboembolism in children's hospitals is highlighted.

Skeletal Surveys in Infants with Suspected Abuse
NEJM Journal Watch | February 19, 2009
CPCE Core Faculty member Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP’s recent Pediatrics study on how the “red flags” of abuse could help determine which infants with isolated skull fractures should undergo skeletal surveys is commented on

Early Flu Strains Resistant to Treatment This Winter
Philly.com | January 12, 2009
The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH in article on influenza treatment resistance

2008

Diagnosis, Treatment of Young Children with UTI
Infectious Diseases in Children | December 2008
This article highlights a talk by CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH at the annual American Academy of Pediatrics meeting on a controversial recommendation regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of urinary tract infections in children.

Defining the Grandma Effect
ABC News | November 10, 2008
CPCE Core Faculty member David Rubin, MD, MSCE is quoted in this article on the “grandma effect,” the psychological benefits of having grandparents care for a child when the parents are unable to.

Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections: Scope of the Problem
Medscape.com | September 27, 2008
CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH presented at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses 24th Annual Educational Conference.

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Caspofungin Acetate for Pediatric Patients
DocGuide.com | August 6, 2008
CPCE Director Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE is quoted in this article on a new option for clinicians to use to treat patients aged 3 months to 17 years with indicated fungal infections.

MMR Vaccines
Advance Healthcare Network | April 21, 2008
A study by CPCE Core Faculty members David Rubin, MD, MSCE and Louis Bell, MD on factors influencing immunization decisions is published in Pediatrics.

Test Predicts Risk of Serious Jaundice
UPI.com | January 10, 2008
This article highlights CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH’s Pediatrics study on a medical screening that could help predict which newborns should be monitored to avoid complications of jaundice.

2007

The Top Ten Pediatric Stories of 2007
NEJM Journal Watch | December 5, 2007
CPCE investigators' study of prophylactic antibiotic therapy for recurrent UTIs named as one of "Top Ten Pediatric Stories of 2007" by Journal Watch Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Schools’ Alarm Outpaces Infection
Philly.com | October 29, 2007
CPCE Core Faculty member Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, is included in this Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding recent MRSA concerns.

Regimens: Antibiotics for Children Prone to Urinary Infections
The New York Times | July 17, 2007
This article references a study by CPCE Co-Director Ron Keren, MD, MPH on prophylactic use of antibiotics for treatment of recurrent UTI.