CHLA News & Media

Published on September 6, 2017
CHLA-Pulsipher2.jpg Funding supports clinical research to improve early immune suppression-free survival for young patients with severe aplastic anemia Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $1.3 million... Read More
Published on September 6, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The non-profit Chad Foundation for Athletes and Artists held its 23rd annual Chad Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Heart Institute and the Chad Foundation Heart Screening Program. Eleven CHLA cardiologists and sonographers from Children... Read More
Published on September 5, 2017
CHLA-DeClerck -Saban_Symposium.jpg NIH awards $2.2 million to fund collaborative research on exosomes Cancer metastasis – the spread of disease from the original site to a distant organ – remains a major challenge in treating cancer and a main cause of morbidity and mortality. A widely accepted explanation for... Read More
Published on September 5, 2017
chla-shira-josephson-header.jpg The 7-year-old philanthropist had a brainstorm: If there were patients who could not be brought to the story corner, she would bring the story corner to the patients.  By Jeff Weinstock Shira Josephson wrote a book this summer and says it took her “five, four or seven... Read More
Published on September 1, 2017
chla-pierce-kelly-header.jpg Aubrey Kelly’s 2-year-old son, Pierce, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia—a rare subset of leukemia that can progress quickly if not treated. In Pierce’s case, the best option was a bone marrow transplant. Pierce waited for 86 days to find his bone marrow donor while... Read More
Published on August 28, 2017
Rehab Team CARF 0702 (lowres) CHLA is the only facility in Southern California to receive prestigious CARF International accreditation for pediatric inpatient medical rehabilitation CHLA's Division of Rehabilitative Medicine includes a 1,750-square feet rehabilitation gym for physical and occupational... Read More
Published on August 28, 2017
Newborn baby on mechanical ventilator, shutterstock, web.jpg CTIP awards initial funding towards “catalyzing pediatric innovation” The Southern California Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), based at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has awarded $165,000 in seed grants to accelerate projects specifically... Read More
Published on August 22, 2017
CHLA-fMRI-Obesity-shutterstock.jpg Study uses fMRI to observe relationship between neurological activity and risk for obesity A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to... Read More
Published on August 21, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg For the third year in a row, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) a $25,000 grant to help further develop Hollywood’s role in supporting the hospital’s Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists program. Facilitated by... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
chla-high-calorie-nutrition-smart-bites.jpg Often times when children or adolescents are not growing well, they are encouraged to eat a high-calorie diet to help promote weight gain. While it might seem easier to provide fast food, candy and other junk food to increase calories, it is still important to focus on building... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
chla-speech-development-rehab-audio-therapies-header.jpg As a speech-language pathologist, I often get asked by parents, “When should my child start talking?” Although every child progresses at their own pace, these are some guidelines for typical development. Birth to 3 months: Crying is your baby’s first form of communication... Read More
Published on August 16, 2017
chla-opioids-tanaka.jpg With the rise in national opioid abuse, some parents might wonder if their teens have heard about, encountered or even tried opioids. Diane Tanaka, MD, medical director of the Teenage and Young Adult Health Center, the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center and the My Voice... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
CHLA-Fabbri-Muller web.jpg Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma – the third most common type of childhood cancer... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-back-to-school-five-tips.jpg Summer is ending and that means no more late nights, sleeping-in, or spending hours playing video games. Instead, it’s time to head back to school where days are filled with classroom lectures and homework.  Sounds dreadful, right? It doesn’t have to. In fact, with a... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-playla-1.jpg It’s been a year of firsts for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Play L.A. took place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and it brought together the local sports community for an ultimate “play day,” while promoting healthy and active lifestyles... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-depression-cellphone.jpg By Stephanie Marcy, PhD What is the connection between unhappiness and smartphone usage with kids? What are you seeing now? Stephanie Marcy, PhD: Research is demonstrating that there is a rise in anxiety and depression in youth that they are linking directly to smartphone... Read More
Published on August 9, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg More accurate diagnoses translate to more effective treatment and better outcomes Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have succeeded in better defining a rare pediatric malignant liver disease — a necessary step in achieving an optimum treatment. The research... Read More
Published on August 7, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Preparing health care professionals to care for the next generation of adolescents and young adults Is California prepared to meet the specialized healthcare needs of the next generation of teens? According to the American Board of Pediatrics, there are only 51 physicians in... Read More
Published on August 1, 2017
mitchell-blakey-heart-transplant-header.jpg Marnie Blakey doesn’t remember anything about Feb. 5, 2007—anything before 10 p.m., that is. The phone call came at 10. She will always remember it, and of course, everything that followed. Prior to that call, though, the day is a blank. Did she force herself out of bed... Read More
Published on July 31, 2017
miguel-torres-fb-thumb.jpg Miguel Torres is a 14-year-old center midfielder with a big dream: to one day play professional soccer. “I love soccer. I like moving the ball around and having the ball at my feet,” the Gardena teen explains. “And I really like running.” While a lot of kids love to run... Read More