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May 21, 2015, 13:34 ET

Philadelphia University Announces Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker as Provost

Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, will become provost at Philadelphia University...

May 21, 2015, 12:13 ET
CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology (Photo Credit: Jean Whiteside Photography)

CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology

Michael A. Levine, MD, FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of...

May 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Launch Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence for Children with Degenerative Inherited White Matter Diseases

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the launch of a Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at the Calliope Joy Foundation's...

May 18, 2015, 14:26 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pa.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of...

May 18, 2015, 10:30 ET
ReminderMedia Donates $50K to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

ReminderMedia Donates $50K to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $51,655 gift from ReminderMedia as part of a special project with CHOP for their...

May 14, 2015, 12:14 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints Madeline Bell as Chief Executive Officer

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints Madeline Bell as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced that Madeline Bell, currently President and Chief Operating...

May 13, 2015, 11:22 ET
Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau (right) thanks donors after Philadelphia University President announces new scholarship in Rondeau's honor.

$1 Million Scholarship Established at Philadelphia University to Honor Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau

Members of the Planet Fitness family joined together to donate more than $1 million to endow a new scholarship fund at Philadelphia University in...

May 13, 2015, 10:01 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove entices brides and grooms with discounted rates when 10 or more rooms are booked. The hotel offers spacious accommodations, pre- and post-wedding event spaces and on-site catering. For information, visit www.CourtyardWillowGroveSocials.com or contact the hotel's sales office at 1-215-830-0550.

Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove Makes Wedding Days More Magical

Brides and grooms will find plenty of reasons to say "I do" at Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove. From hosting pre- and post-wedding...

May 07, 2015, 10:13 ET
Select Marriott hotels in Philadelphia are hosting a 48-Hour Sale from midnight May 9 to 11:59 p.m. May 10, 2015, in which guests can take 20 percent off regular room rates during holiday weekends including Memorial Day (May 21-28) and Fourth of July (July 1-9). For information, contact Ronie Nosner at 1-703-407-2930 or ronie.nosner@marriott.com.

Select Marriott Hotels In Philadelphia Offer 48-Hour Flash Sale

 Select Marriott hotels in Philadelphia are inviting travelers to celebrate their summer holidays while saving big with a special sale....

May 06, 2015, 10:11 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia offers players heading to a 2015 summer tournament at YSC Sports in Wayne, PA comfortable and convenient accommodations at a discount when 10 or more rooms are booked. For information, visit www.ValleyForgeCourtyard.com or call 1-610-687-6700.

Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/King Of Prussia Invites YSC Tournament Players To Kick It In Style With Special Rate

Youth and teen soccer teams heading to play in YSC Sports tournaments this summer will score big when staying at Courtyard Philadelphia Valley...

Apr 28, 2015, 15:54 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, with a ribbon cutting and open house. Pictured (L-R): Barry S. Rabner, president and chief executive officer of Princeton Healthcare System; Jennifer Winell, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; CHOP patient Elizabeth Jones, of Princeton; Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Mayor Peter Cantu, Plainsboro, NJ; NJ State Assemblyman Dan Benson (14th legislative district); William Conroy, deputy commissioner of health systems of the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care Center in Plainsboro

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the campus...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:28 ET
Dr. Hakon Hakonarson is the director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

In the largest genetic study to date of a challenging immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a "missing link"...

Apr 16, 2015, 12:40 ET
Dr. Marni Falk, director of CHOP's Mitochondrial-Genetic Disease Clinic

Restoring Cellular Energy Signals May Offer Promise of Treating Mitochondrial Diseases in Humans

Rooted in malfunctions in the tiny power plants that energize our cells, mitochondrial disorders are notoriously complex and variable, with few...

Apr 06, 2015, 14:10 ET
David Rubin, MD, MSCE, attending pediatrician and co-director of PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, led a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that  is the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children's health associated with prescription antipsychotics, including weight gain and diabetes. Medicaid-enrolled children are far more likely than privately insured children to be prescribed antipsychotic medications. For more information about the study and on PolicyLab's portfolio of work on antipsychotic medications, visit http://www.research.chop.edu/PolicyLab.

New Medicaid Data Show Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children

 Today in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) PolicyLab published the largest study to date...

Mar 13, 2015, 10:30 ET

Study Bolsters 'Turbocharged' Protein as a Promising Tool in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated dogs with the...

Mar 12, 2015, 16:30 ET
Study leader Dr. Shana McCormack is a pediatric endocrinologist

Babies' Body Mass Index May Predict Childhood Obesity

 Body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four. In a study focused on the infant BMI-childhood...

Mar 11, 2015, 16:45 ET
John M. Maris, MD

Neuroblastoma Expert John Maris, M.D., Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Unituxin, the Third FDA-Approved Drug Ever for Children with Cancer

Pediatric oncologist John M. Maris, M.D., is available to discuss a milestone event for children with cancer: yesterday's approval of Unituxin...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:32 ET

United Way Announces New Regional Leadership Structure in Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) today announced a new leadership structure in Southern New Jersey designed to...

Mar 05, 2015, 10:01 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale entices couples with a new wedding package featuring full planning and catering services for a ceremony and 5-hour reception in the on-site wedding venues for just $89 per guest. For information, www.CourtyardLansdale.com or call 1-215-412-8686.

Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Creates Wedding-Day Bliss With New Package

 Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale invites couples to say "I do" to a new wedding deal that features extra incentives to make a big day extra...

Mar 04, 2015, 07:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Named Level 2 Accountable Care Organization

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has earned accreditation as a...