CHLA News & Media

Published on January 21, 2022
Diagnosed with acute liver failure and her health rapidly deteriorating, it seemed like 11-month-old Lennon would need a miracle to survive. Thanks to a team of specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she just celebrated her third birthday. By Eunice Oh   On... Read More
Published on January 18, 2022
Virtual visits allow providers to assess home setup and safety—and help families breathe easier. Read More
Published on January 10, 2022
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are in the midst of a mental health crisis. A psychologist at CHLA says that comprehensive support services and positive role models are crucial. Read More
Published on January 7, 2022
With the new coronavirus variant circulating widely, our expert urges people to get vaccine and booster shots—and to wear a tight-fitting mask around people outside one’s household.  Read More
Published on January 3, 2022
Appointments available now for select dates at CHLA Specialty Care Centers in Arcadia, Encino and the South Bay LOS ANGELES (January 3, 2022) — Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is offering free COVID-19 and flu vaccines for the whole family at its... Read More
Published on December 28, 2021
Adolescent and young adult medicine experts share tips for minimizing digital stress, regulating social media use and keeping confidence high. Read More
Published on December 28, 2021
Kelly was concerned that the curves in his spine would stop him from doing the things that he loves. He got news he had to undergo surgery for his scolisis, but with a treatment plan and hard work he was able to bounce back. Read More
Published on December 23, 2021
  Flow cytometry is a powerful tool to measure multiple biological characteristics of individual cells—analyzing millions of cells in a very short time. To assist investigators with this tool, the Flow Cytometry (FACS) Core at CHLA—led by Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD—... Read More
Published on December 23, 2021
Niharika Gajawelli, PhD Staff Scientist As an electrical and computer engineering student at Rutgers University, Niharika experimented with various research areas, including microelectromechanical systems and speech processing. But when she began studying MRI data at... Read More
Published on December 17, 2021
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
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
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
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
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 (ASD)... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
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
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
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
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 stem... Read More
Published on December 10, 2021
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 Long... Read More
Published on December 6, 2021
8 Tips for an Easier and Less Painful Experience Read More