CHLA News & Media

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 17, 2019
184942176217_0.jpg When it comes to pediatric brain cancers, research and treatments have made great strides. But some cancers do not respond to conventional treatments or grow deep within delicate areas of the brain, where surgical removal can be impossible.Peter Chiarelli, MD, PhD, has received... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
184927484847_0.png Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric cancer has lagged behind studies performed for adults. In a perspectives article published in the... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
184926687952_0.jpg For the tenth year in a row, doctors, family members, and the Los Angeles community came together to support cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shave Event. This year’s event held particular significance for one of CHLA’s doctors, Robert Seeger, MD, MS (pictured... 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 By Blake French, Speech Pathologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles  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... Read More
Published on May 10, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Measles-Outbreak-782x439.jpg What is the most important thing parents need to know about a measles outbreak? The most important thing is to have your children vaccinated if they have not already received their vaccines. The measles vaccine is safe and highly effective. How does measles spread?... Read More
Published on May 7, 2019
CHLA-Measles-562x375-01.jpg Cuando uno se criaba en los años 50, las enfermedades durante la infancia parecían inevitables. Por ejemplo, todos mis hermanos pasaron la varicela y uno de mis vecinos padeció poliomielitis. Después, las familias empezaron a tener una mayor disponibilidad de las vacunas para la... Read More
Published on May 1, 2019
CHLA-Measles-562x375-01.jpg Growing up in the ‘50s, childhood diseases seemed unavoidable. For example, all my siblings experienced chickenpox and one of my neighbors was affected by polio. Then vaccinations became more available to families for prevention of disease and illness like the chickenpox,... Read More
Published on April 26, 2019
Olch_Arthur_06-19-13(2).jpg Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles use novel software to improve accuracy of cancer treatment Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continue to lead the field of radiation oncology by pushing the leading edge of technological advances. A new report by Arthur Olch... Read More
Published on April 24, 2019
CHLA-Striver-Hero-782x439.jpg Baby Striver was born with three heart chambers instead of four. He’s been a fighter ever since. By Matt Villano The early stages of Megan’s pregnancy began the way these things often do. There was the nervous anticipation of that positive pregnancy test; the joy... Read More
Published on April 17, 2019
2019_CHLA_Barrys_Bootcamp_0059.jpg The fourth annual Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter fundraising campaign raised nearly $2 million, the hospital announced Wednesday. The campaign exceeded its $1 million fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with a record 123 businesses in Los Angeles and the... Read More
Published on April 10, 2019
chla-ali-al-mutawa-sma-header.jpg بقلم كاتي سويني أولا ، اهتزت أصابع يديه. ثم اهتزت أصابع قدميه. الآن، يقوم بتحريك رأسه للجانبين، ويقطب حاجبيه عندما يختلف معك. بالنسبة لعلي المطوع - البالغ من العمر ثلاث أعوام - وبالنسبة لوالديه وأسرته، والأطباء والممرضات والمعالجين في مستشفى لوس أنجلوس للأطفال Children’s... Read More
Published on April 9, 2019
184062666557_0.jpg Bringing a baby into the world involves many firsts – mothers and fathers are discovering their new roles, babies are learning what it means to live outside the womb, and the family is forging a relationship and bonding. But what happens when this time of uncertainty is... Read More
Published on April 8, 2019
Levitt_Pat 5-sm.jpg Stress creates risk, maternal education provides resilience A study of 70 mothers and their infants suggests that the impact of maternal stress on neurodevelopment is detectable by electroencephalography (EEG) at 2 months of age. The team of investigators, co-led by Pat... Read More
Published on April 5, 2019
Williams_Marian_0955 (2).jpg Clinical psychologists implement child-parent psychotherapy in The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Bringing a baby into the world involves many firsts – mothers and fathers are discovering their... Read More