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  • PCORI engagement award will build capacity for intestinal disease in premature infants thumbnail Photo

    PCORI engagement award will build capacity for intestinal disease in premature infants

    August 27, 2019

    Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will collaborate on a project to expand research and treatment for patient-families with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) -- a rare but potentially lethal intestinal disease affecting premature and medically fragile infants. The project is sponsored by the NEC Society and is supported by a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). 

  • 3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk thumbnail Photo

    3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

    July 24, 2019

    Children with 3q29 deletion tend to score high on social motivation, while retaining other impairments connected with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Genetic variation linked to cognitive differences after radiation for pediatric medulloblastoma thumbnail Photo

    Genetic variation linked to cognitive differences after radiation for pediatric medulloblastoma

    July 15, 2019

    Although clinicians have aimed at reducing doses of radiotherapy to lessen long-term impairment in medulloblastoma patients, research thus far has shown that lower doses lead to greater tumor relapse and decreased overall survival.

  • Congratulations to the 2019 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees! thumbnail Photo

    Congratulations to the 2019 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees!

    June 28, 2019

    We are excited to announce our 2019 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees!

  • Scientists track brain tumor turncoats with advanced imaging thumbnail Photo

    Scientists track brain tumor turncoats with advanced imaging

    June 27, 2019

    Glioblastomas, the deadliest type of brain tumor in adults, attract “turncoats.” These are macrophages, a type of immune cell, which promote tumor progression and mask tumors from the immune system’s scrutiny. To better understand the cells that brain tumors recruit, scientists led by Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, developed advanced imaging techniques to visualize macrophages found in the brain tumors of living mice.

    The results were published Monday, June 24 in PNAS.

  • Have anemia? Now there’s an app for that! thumbnail Photo

    Have anemia? Now there’s an app for that!

    June 27, 2019

    This new app could offer a painless way to detect anemia, using your smartphone and photos of your fingernails. It was created by Dr. Lam and researchers from Children's, Emory University and Georgia Tech.

  • MilliPub Club 2019 Members thumbnail Photo

    MilliPub Club 2019 Members

    June 27, 2019

    The MilliPub Club honors and recognizes current Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1,000 citations. Such a paper is commonly considered a “citation classic” and represents high impact scholarship.

  • Emory University receives historic $180 million grant thumbnail Photo

    Emory University receives historic $180 million grant

    June 20, 2019

    Emory University announced that the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance network (CHAMPS), a global health network headquartered in the Emory Global Health Institute, has been awarded the university’s largest-ever single grant.