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  • Jennifer C. Miller, MD, PhD, has been named the 2014 Fellow of the CHLA George Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists. As a Donnell Fellow, Miller will receive mentorship, educational opportunities and administrative support for grant and manuscript submissions. This Society, led by Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, is dedicated to improving the health of children and provides the infrastructure and guidance to train pediatric scientists to perform innovative and impactful research.
  • Andrew L. Cheng, MD, recently received a Research Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. This award recognizes the excellence of Cheng's research proposal and demonstrated aptitude for pediatric cardiology research. His project will investigate how the blood flow in patients with single ventricle heart defects differs from that in patients without a defect, specifically focusing on flow after surgical intervention known as the Fontan procedure. Cheng will present his research results at the annual AAP section meeting in October of 2015.
  • The Endocrine Society has honored Lily Chao, MD, with an Early Investigator Award, recognizing her early career achievements in endocrine research. Chao is currently studying how Nur77, a nuclear receptor that is a key mediator of glucose utilization, also controls muscle mass. She will be presented with this award at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society (ICE/ENDO 2014) on June 24 in Chicago.

  • Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, recently received an additional year of funding by Pablove Foundation for his project “miRNAs Secreted by Tumor Associated Macrophages and Resistance in Neuroblastoma”. Fabbri investigates the relationship between microRNAs (miRNAs) and tumor growth in order to develop new therapies for cancer patients. Specifically, this study aims to identify new molecular targets that prevent chemo and radiotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma.


  • Fantastic Voyage Into the Human Lung
  • A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for LungMAP, an atlas of the developing human lung.


  • Novel NextGen Sequencing Test Developed for Retinoblastoma
  • Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach is both more comprehensive and can be conducted in less time than existing tests – enabling early detection of the cancer’s genetic cause, which is critical for optimal treatment outcomes.


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