Research Blog

Published on November 12, 2021
Should surgeons perform partial nephrectomies in more children with kidney tumors—safely removing the mass, but leaving the child’s kidney in place? Read More
Published on November 11, 2021
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have brought us closer to understanding the biology of autism spectrum disorder, a condition affecting a person’s ability to communicate, learn and socialize. The findings are published in The Journal of Child Psychology and... Read More
Published on November 8, 2021
Researchers have been delving deeper to better understand long-term cancer survival and quality of life for adolescent and young adult patients. Read More
Published on November 4, 2021
New study identifies factors that may help predict which neonatal ECMO patients will have to return to the hospital. Read More
Published on October 14, 2021
Researchers are searching for biomarkers to better identify which children with acute liver failure will recover on their own—and which will need a liver transplant. Read More
Published on September 21, 2021
In a worldwide pediatric study, researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles show the clear benefit of using living donor liver tissue for transplants. Read More
Published on September 7, 2021
Brian Dias, PhD Faculty Lead, TECPAD Postdoc Training and Development  Division of Research on Children, Youth & Families Dr. Dias grew up in India and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, he has investigated the... Read More
Published on September 3, 2021
Amber Medina Clinical Research Coordinator Amber helps coordinate leukemia and lymphoma trials. Though she has been doing clinical research for 15 years, Amber came to CHLA just two years ago. Joining the team at CHLA has given her more responsibility and opportunity... Read More
Published on September 1, 2021
As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the globe rely on the work of scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, who use genomic sequencing to track mutations. Read More
Published on August 31, 2021
Sarah Richman, MD, PhD Cancer and Blood Disease Institute Sarah Richman, MD, PhD, investigates the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for solid tumors. She and others in the field have recognized that the success of treating B-cell leukemias with... Read More
Published on August 30, 2021
Ellen Chang, MD, MS Ellen is the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology/Survivorship fellow. She is passionate about improving long-term health outcomes in childhood cancer survivors. “In medical school, I met an adult retinoblastoma survivor in the... Read More
Published on August 27, 2021
JinSeok Park, PhD Cancer and Blood Disease Institute “When my son was born, he spent a few nights in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). My area of research is the tumor microenvironment and at that time, I was focusing on tumors that affect adults. Our experience... Read More
Published on August 25, 2021
The Cellular Imaging Core offers advanced light microscopes for use by all researchers at CHLA. This Core’s Imaging Scientist, G. Esteban Fernandez, PhD, can help you develop expertise at acquiring images using techniques like fluorescence, confocal and light sheet... Read More
Published on August 24, 2021
Beth Smith, PhD, DPT, PT Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory As a physical therapist, Dr. Smith is deeply interested in movement. Specifically, her lab studies babies’ movements and movement patterns, looking for clues to predict an infant’s... Read More
Published on August 19, 2021
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles participates in a multicenter, 15-year study uncovering multiple serious complications following diagnosis. Read More
Published on August 18, 2021
Long Hung Long oversees day to day operations at CHLA’s SC2 core. Just like its full name—Single Cell, Sequencing, and CyTOF—the SC2 core can be summed up in one word: big. Though the core has technology to isolate and get information from single cells, SC2 is really... Read More
Published on August 13, 2021
Michael Schumacher, PhD Mike is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Mark Frey’s lab looking for alternate therapeutic targets for children with inflammatory bowel disease. Mike grew up in Ohio, where he also trained in gastrointestinal physiology as a graduate student. He... Read More
Published on August 13, 2021
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. The Neuropsychology Core of The Saban Research Institute provides assessment of typical and atypical central nervous system functioning through a range of standardized performance measures. Services provided... Read More
Published on August 11, 2021
Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH Division of Hospital Medicine “When I walked through the lobby of CHLA, it was clear that children with complex medical needs are the kids we care for,” said Dr. Simon. “These children are an important population everywhere, but... Read More
Published on August 11, 2021
Matthew Deardorff, MD, PhD Center for Personalized Medicine Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics  Dr. Deardorff studies syndromic disorders that involve intellectual disability. His goal is to develop tools to better... Read More