CHLA News & Media

Published on June 13, 2019
shutterstock_210747010.jpg For the future of medicine, clinicians and scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles look to our genes. The age of one-size-fits-all medicine is fading. Taking its place is an era of personalized medicine – the practice of tailoring disease prevention, diagnosis, and... Read More
Published on June 7, 2019
grikscheit 2.JPG Pediatric surgeon Tracy Grikscheit of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and colleagues describe the progress and challenges of building new intestinal tissue for babies in need. Babies born prematurely often face intense medical challenges, including intestines that are... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
WalkandPlayLA-w-disneylogo-webthumb.jpg Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney are honorary hosts for the family-friendly event, which includes a 3K walk, sports clinics with professional athletes and local sports teams, and live entertainment Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
Spina Bifida_0734, L-R, Mark Krieger, Jason Chu, Alex Van Speybroeck, Gilda Giron, Abigail Giron, Arnuf Giron, Philippe Friedlich and Rachel Chapman.jpg Multi-institution collaboration is the first in the western U.S. to perform completely laparoscopic repair of open spina bifida   Gilda Giron was just 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound revealed her baby had myelomeningocele—the most severe form of open spina... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
CHLA-Blog-PatientStory-Leah-Baby-Header.jpg Leah found a new future at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which offers the most advanced care for the tiniest patients and their mothers, even before birth. By Candace Pearson At only 2 days old, and 5 lbs., 3 0z., Leah Faith commanded the attention of the two... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
chla-high-risk-infant-blog2.jpg Our Newborn Infant Follow-Up Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles assesses the developmental, medical, nutritional and psychosocial needs of infants born prematurely or who have been hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. Our Newborn Follow-Up Program is an... Read More
Published on June 4, 2019
Adrian-Stockbauer-on-tractor-fall-2018.gif By Katie Sweeney If you see 4-year-old Adrian obediently eating his vegetables at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, you can be sure of one thing: It’s almost time for him to go to the hospital’s new epilepsy playroom. “We’re able to negotiate almost anything with him if it’... Read More
Published on May 31, 2019
Osumi-Cabaya.jpg When did you first start participating in Walk and Play L.A.? Last year was the first time that my family and I signed up for this event. What are you raising money to support? Last year, we directed the funds we raised for the [Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation]... Read More
Published on May 31, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-Why-I-Give-Yvonne-Niami-01.jpg By Eunice Oh The Fashion Mogul and Philanthropist Calls Supporting CHLA "Incredibly Rewarding." Yvonne Niami doesn’t believe you have to be a millionaire to support the causes you care about. Giving generously, the Los Angeles-based businesswoman says, comes in many forms... Read More
Published on May 30, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-A-Common-Bond-Gallery-01.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Katie Sweeney The members of the Pasadena Guild have a long tradition of raising significant funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Their secret? Fun, friendship, a little elbow grease—and tenacious teamwork. The first shoppers arrive at 5... Read More
Published on May 29, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Walk and Play L.A. is right around the corner! So many people have already signed up to join us on June 22, 2019 at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.  Walking again this year is Jessica Ward, PhD, MPH, CPNP, RN, a research nurse scientist in the Institute... Read More
Published on May 29, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg As head technical advisor on “The Hot Zone,” a miniseries that dramatizes the 1989 discovery of the Ebola virus in a U.S. research lab, CHLA epidemiologist Michael Smit made sure the on-screen science and scientists stayed as authentic as possible. Once upon the 1990s,... Read More
Published on May 29, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-Sugar-Ray-01.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Jeff Weinstock The legendary boxing champion and his wife are using their foundation to bolster CHLA’s efforts against pediatric diabetes. Who could miss the sweet irony of a man called Sugar taking aim at diabetes and obesity? Certainly... Read More
Published on May 28, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-5-Questions-Wendy-Garen.jpg By Marla Lehner 5 Questions for Wendy Garen, President and CEO of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation The relationship between Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles exemplifies one of CHLA’s core values: achieving our best together. For the last 38... Read More
Published on May 27, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-From-Grateful-Mom-Gallery-01a.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Sara Nafie Kathy Hauck and her daughter, Jia, a longtime patient, dedicate time and effort to fundraising for CHLA—and having fun.  If it had been up to her mother, Kathy Hauck would have been a nurse. “I just couldn’t do the blood!” she... Read More
Published on May 26, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-A-Legacy-to-Support-02.jpg   By Candace Pearson Christina and George Legg honor their nephew’s care and establish a substantial estate gift for CHLA. Even after 23 years, Christina and George Legg can still recall in vivid detail the anxious hours they spent in a waiting room at Children’s... Read More
Published on May 25, 2019
CHLA-Byron-Allen-John-Legend-800x1200.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is grateful for our generous community of philanthropic partners. Throughout the year, supporters of all ages come together to raise awareness about pediatric health care, learn about the hospital’s accomplishments, celebrate and fundraise for... Read More
Published on May 22, 2019
IMG_0777.jpg By Matt Villano Not even a rare marrow disorder can keep Isaiah off the ice for long Watching 11-year-old Isaiah play hockey, one might think he had the sport in his blood. No. 71 is always the fastest kid on the ice, chasing down the puck with seemingly effortless... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
Pat Levitt, PhD.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles researcher awarded $3.7M to study neural circuits associated with developmental disorders. Pat Levitt, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, received a $3.7M grant... Read More
Published on May 14, 2019
CHLA-Blog-SLP-Autism-782x439.jpg Who are speech-language pathologists? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained clinicians who specialize in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. SLPs have a wide scope of practice and treat a variety of developmental delays, including difficulties... Read More