CHLA News & Media

Published on October 5, 2017
CHLA-Pulsipher2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles receives $9 million from NIH to study “bubble boy” syndrome Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with co-principal investigator, Sung-Yun Pai, MD, of Boston... Read More
Published on October 5, 2017
Magnet-Cheer-053-2.jpg Eight percent of hospitals in the U.S. have achieved Magnet status  For the third consecutive time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has bestowed Magnet® recognition for clinical excellence to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). “Receiving Magnet... Read More
Published on October 3, 2017
chla-cabaya-header.jpg “Five fingers, five toes! Five fingers, five toes!” the doctor called out as he delivered little Julie Rose Osumi-Cabaya via C-section. “No cord around her neck; that’s great!” Then he casually added one more observation: “Cleft lip, cleft palate—no problem.” Julie’s mom,... Read More
Published on September 25, 2017
alex-carter-thumb.jpg Carter Will Lead Fundraising Efforts to Support CHLA’s Mission and its ability to Transform Pediatric Medicine LOS ANGELES – After a national search, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named Alexandra Carter, MBA, CFRE, Senior Vice President and Chief Development... Read More
Published on September 21, 2017
CHLA-Shahab-Asgharzadeh.jpg Investigators identify pathway that causes immune cells to support cancer, instead of killing it Investigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified new findings about an immune cell – called a tumor-... Read More
Published on September 19, 2017
PaulViviano_073.jpg CHLA Joins Jimmy Kimmel’s Call to Action: Tell Your Senators to Vote ‘No’ on the Graham-Cassidy Bill Statement from Paul S. Viviano, President and Chief Executive Officer Children’s Hospital Los Angeles [Updated 9/19/2017, 11:20pm] LOS ANGELES –... Read More
Published on September 18, 2017
PasadenaTopDoc2017-thumb.jpg Pasadena Magazine's Top Doctors List Honors the Most Esteemed Physicians in Specialty Fields LOS ANGELES – Pasadena Magazine released its tenth annual Top Doctors issue for 2017, which distinguishes more than 200 physicians with privileges at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (... Read More
Published on September 8, 2017
chla-talk-cancer-diagnosis-child-header.jpg An RN Remedies blog post by Kasey Rangan, MSN, RN, CPN It is estimated that close to 1.7 million people will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death. Based on these two facts, there is a good chance that... Read More
Published on September 8, 2017
chla-exoskeleton-header.jpg Written by Kristin Cooley, PT, MPT, CBIS; Lauren Dunn, PT, DPT; Kimberly Kaloustian, PT, MPT, CBIST; Jodi Kurland, PT, CBIS  We are the Ekso GT-trained and certified physical therapists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We have all completed our advanced training... Read More
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

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