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Oct 21, 2014, 15:31 ET

Philadelphia University Nexus Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence

 Philadelphia University's Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has won the University Economic Development Association...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:30 ET

Philadelphia University's Most Successful Capital Campaign Raises Nearly $60 Million

Philadelphia University is celebrating its most successful capital campaign in history, which has raised nearly $60 million to support such...

Oct 21, 2014, 06:00 ET

Over $130,000 In College Scholarships Available To Local High School Seniors

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. with the support of the McDonald's® Owner/Operators of the...

Oct 20, 2014, 13:37 ET
An innovative, minimally invasive procedure, using lymphatic imaging tools and catheterization techniques, performed at the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia treated plastic bronchitis, a potentially life-threatening disease, in six-year-old Jameson Finley of McKinney, TX, eliminated bronchial casts. The casts are an accumulation of lymphatic material that clogged the child's airway.

New Treatment Reported for a Potentially Fatal Lymphatic Complication in Children with Heart Disease

A case study published recently in the journal Pediatrics describes an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that treated plastic bronchitis, a...

Oct 20, 2014, 12:19 ET

Who Is That Donor? AFP-GPC Suggests The Faces Of Philanthropy Are Changing

 Think you know what philanthropists look like? Chances are good that you are wrong.   The next generation of philanthropist may bear...

Oct 16, 2014, 17:52 ET

CHOP Designated As Possible Site for Ebola Virus Treatment

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today confirmed that it has been designated as one of several pediatric...

Oct 16, 2014, 14:14 ET
Tori is one of 25 pediatric patients and five adults with aggressive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) benefiting from personalized cellular therapy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania.

Personalized Cellular Therapy Achieves Complete Remission in 90 Percent of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients Studied

Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard...

Oct 14, 2014, 16:46 ET
Matthew Cook, New Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP Creates EVP of Strategic Planning and Business Development

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces that Matthew Cook has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice...

Oct 08, 2014, 12:59 ET

CHOP Joins New Multicenter Research Network for Eosinophilic Disorders

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has joined a new consortium announced today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the...

Oct 08, 2014, 11:03 ET
The Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk Raised Nearly $1.3 Million for Childhood Cancer Research and Survivorship Programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk Achieves New Fundraising Record of Nearly $1.3 Million

 The Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk raised nearly $1.3 million to support childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at The...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

Long-Time Cheyney Cafeteria Workers Forced Out

 This summer, 27 long-time employees, who had been serving the students and staff in the cafeterias at Cheyney University, had to face...

Oct 08, 2014, 08:00 ET

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of The Philadelphia Region Joins Global Storytelling Movement To Celebrate 40 years Of Keeping Families Together

Over the last 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) has supported millions of families with critically-ill children by...

Oct 01, 2014, 18:00 ET
The Cellie Coping Kit includes a stuffed toy named Cellie, coping cards, and a book for caregivers.  Children use Cellie's zippered mouth to store their coping cards where they can find over 100 tips for dealing with numerous disease-related stressors such as medical procedures, hospital visits and feelings of fear and uncertainty. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Develops a Coping Kit for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients and Families

 Recognizing the need to provide emotional support to pediatric sickle cell patients, psychologists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

Oct 01, 2014, 16:58 ET
The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Holly L. Hedrick, M.D., an attending surgeon in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at CHOP was named as the inaugural chair holder.  (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery

During a ceremony held yesterday, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the establishment of the Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair...

Sep 29, 2014, 18:18 ET

Antibiotic Use by Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk

 Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with early childhood obesity, say researchers...

Sep 23, 2014, 07:30 ET
Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Orchestra's musicians in the U.S. premiere of "Ode to Humanity" on the occasion of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Sept. 22 performance, hosted by pianist Lang Lang and which included choristers from the Philadelphia Singers, was held in the UN Delegates Dining Room for distinguished guests from around the world, including first ladies, heads of state, ambassadors to the United Nations, UN officials, and leading entrepreneurs. The Orchestra's legacy as cultural emissaries and its shared advocacy through music of the United Nations core values led to its invitation to perform. Wang Ning's "Ode to Humanity." (PRNewsFoto/The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Renowned Ambassadors of Culture and Goodwill, Perform for World Leaders at United Nations Headquarters

 Before 350 distinguished guests from around the world, including first ladies, heads of state, ambassadors to the United Nations, UN...

Sep 22, 2014, 07:03 ET

PES Logistics Partners Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

 Philadelphia Energy Solutions, LLC (PES) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, PES Logistics Partners, L.P., has filed a...

Sep 21, 2014, 21:30 ET
Unique Fetal Surgery Patient Reunion in Chicago Hosted By the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of Phil)

Unique Fetal Surgery Patient Reunion in Chicago Hosted By The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) brought together a unique community of families from...

Sep 18, 2014, 16:58 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to announce the Community Health and Literacy Center, a CHOP-City partnership that will provide healthcare, literacy and recreational services in one location for children, families and individuals in South Philadelphia. This "first of its kind" project will serve as a national model for public-private collaboration. From left to right: En Jung Kim, Chase Community Equity; CHOP board member Lynne Garbose; Brian Hudson, Commonwealth Cornerstone Group; John Grady, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC); CHOP president Madeline Bell; Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter; CHOP patient Courtney Simmons; CHOP chief executive officer Steven M. Altschuler, M.D.; Councilman Kenyatta Johnson; Senator Larry Farnese; Representative Jordan Harris; CHOP associate medical director of primary care, Lisa Biggs, M.D and Siobhan A. Reardon, president, Free Library of Philadelphia. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

CHOP and the City of Philadelphia Break Ground on Innovative Health and Literacy Center

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and City officials hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to announce the Community Health and Literacy...

Sep 16, 2014, 12:47 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receives $530,620 donation from Kohl's Department Stores to support the hospital's Injury Prevention Programs (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila...)

Kohl's Department Stores Donates $530,620 to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Support of Injury Prevention Programs

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) received a $530,620.00 donation from Kohl's, through its Kohl's Cares® program, to support the...