All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on December 17, 2021
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Juli Wu, PhD Juli works as the Senior Program Manager in the office of the CSO. She shares her hopes of bringing researchers together to solve broad scientific problems. She also discusses the origin of her half-French cat. Officially, Juli is Senior Program Manager... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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The Human MRI Core—led by Marvin D. Nelson, MD, MBA, FACR,—offers investigators unique access to the state-of-the-art Philips Achieva dStream 3.0T MRI system, which is dedicated solely to research. This system provides an opportunity to develop, refine, test and implement novel... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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Stephanie Yi-Tsi Chen, MD Stephanie is a research resident and fellow investigating immunotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma. Stephanie’s dream is to become a pediatric surgeon at an academic institution like CHLA. But she wants her career to extend outside of the... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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Andrew Marshall, PhD Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families As a kid, Dr. Marshall often wondered what that “unleaded” sign at the gas station really meant. He had no idea that his career would one day revolve around lead—and its toxic impacts on children... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Bridget Fernandez, MD, MS Professor, Medical Genetics and Associate Director of Clinical Research, TSRI Dr. Fernandez is launching CHLA’s first-ever Autism Genomics Clinic, which will provide medical genetics consultations for children with autism spectrum disorder (... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core “Statistical thinking goes beyond number crunching,” says Dr. Durazo-Arvizu. “It’s about improving scientific rigor and making research sounder.” As Faculty Director of the Biostatistics and Data... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD Neurological Institute “In neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, we know that changes in brain development can begin before birth,” says Dr. Jeste. “But we are diagnosing kids with autism after age 2, thus missing out on this amazing... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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Paige Berger, PhD, RD Paige is a postdoctoral research fellow studying early nutrition and brain development. “I’ve always been interested in the interplay between nutrition and exercise—the use of food as fuel,” says Paige. “But I really found my niche working with Dr... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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The Stem Cell Analytics Core facilitates stem cell research and innovation for all investigators at CHLA. Led by David Cobrinik, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Aparicio, PhD, the Core can: Distribute human pluripotent stem cell (PSC) cultures to researchers Maintain... Read More
Published on December 10, 2021
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The SC2 Core aims to promote and enable high-impact basic and translational research by establishing novel and evolving technologies and instrumentation for investigators at CHLA and USC. Led by Shahab Asgharzadeh and Jeffrey Bender and managed by... Read More
Published on December 6, 2021
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8 Tips for an Easier and Less Painful Experience Read More
Published on December 6, 2021
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With help from its associates and guests, Panda Express is sharing good fortune—and providing generous support—for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on December 5, 2021
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A decade ago, the state-of-the-art building helped launch a new era of advanced care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on December 4, 2021
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The longtime CHLA supporter reflects on the Anderson Pavilion and how the hospital has grown over the past decade. Read More
Published on December 3, 2021
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Marilyn Smith became a prolific donor in hopes of helping more young cancer patients reach the same positive outcome as her granddaughter. Read More
Published on December 2, 2021
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Sami Freedman and Marilyn Wallace share a family history, a love of travel—and a determination to defeat cancer by funding research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on December 1, 2021
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Tips for parents when your child’s fever leads to seizure Read More
Published on December 1, 2021
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Antonia Hernández, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation, calls CHLA ‘one of the jewels of Southern California.’ Read More
Published on November 26, 2021
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Feeding therapists explain when babies can start eating solid foods, and how parents can help them with the transition to baby-led weaning. Read More
Published on November 17, 2021
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Unlike COVID-19, there is no simple diagnostic test for long COVID. Doctors instead look at a child’s symptoms, as well as past exposure to the virus. Read More

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