CHLA News & Media

Published on February 25, 2020
CHLA-Rhonda-Foster-1200x628-01.jpg Rhonda Foster, EdD, RN Bitten by the Leadership Bug “I’m a fighter for the underdog because not everyone has a voice,” says Rhonda Foster, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care. By Eunice Oh   Rhonda Foster, EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC,... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
CHLA-Lindsay-Andras-Thumb-01.jpg Lindsay Andras, MD Children with anxious parents are more than twice as likely to be taking narcotics at their first post-operative visit. Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has uncovered a surprising predictor of post-operative opioid use in... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
3D Cardiac Printing Enters the Virtual World - Children's Hospital Los Angeles Virtual reality heart models give surgeons and cardiologists instant insight into a patient’s complex anatomy. Jon Detterich, MD For nearly eight years, Jon Detterich, MD, has been printing advanced 3D heart models to help surgeons and cardiologists... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
CHLA-Cynthia-Herrington-Thumb-01.jpg Cynthia Herrington, MD A novel design from a team led by Cynthia Herrington, MD, gears up for preclinical studies. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently received a patent for a novel device that aims to solve a vexing problem: how to provide... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
CHLA-Leigh-Ramos-Platt-Thumb-01.jpg Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has so far treated four SMA patients with gene therapy. The Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of new treatment options for spinal muscular atrophy... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Growing-Up-Heart-Defect-02.jpg Geoffrey Von Der Ahe, 18, who has been a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since birth, says living with a heart defect has made him want to give back to other kids—and study medicine one day By Marla Lehner Geoffrey Von Der Ahe first came to Children’s... Read More
Published on February 20, 2020
Dr Wu transport.jpg LOS ANGELES (Feb. 20, 2020) — When a newborn suffers lack of oxygen before or during birth, doctors have very little time to save precious brain tissue. The only proven effective way to treat babies with hypoxic brain injuries is by reducing body temperature through controlled... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
CHLA-USNWR-2019-2020-Urology-Thumbnail.jpg The team will present findings from two clinical projects at the American Urological Association meeting in May. The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has an active clinical research program with nearly a dozen innovative projects—focused on bladder... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
CHLA-Andy-Chang-Thumb.jpg Andy Chang, MD A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will study patients as young as 5 who are undergoing VCUG exams. A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is investigating whether virtual reality (VR) and augmented... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Talk-to-Kids-About-Death-1200x628-01.jpg After someone dies, speak to children in straightforward language and give them plenty of opportunities to talk about their feelings. by Marla Lehner   It’s natural for grown-ups to want to protect children from bad experiences. However, all children, at some point... Read More
Published on February 12, 2020
CHLA-Michael-Goran-4.jpg LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2020) — Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in... Read More
Published on February 12, 2020
Paul-Kokorowski-01-Thumb.jpg Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH, shares what he’s learning from a four-year study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. New results from a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study show that many children undergoing outpatient urologic... Read More
Published on February 7, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Heart-Eyes-Champion-Noa-01.jpg How Noa outran three heart surgeries—and retinoblastoma By Katie Sweeney   Noa stood at the starting line, slightly crouched down, right foot in front of the left. He was so nervous, he was shaking. GO! And they were off—eight middle school boys flying down... Read More
Published on February 6, 2020
CHLA-Brady-FB-Thumb-02.jpg Diagnosed with cerebral palsy so severe he was tripping over his own feet, Brady came to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for treatment. The result? A “night and day difference,” says his mom. By Eunice Oh   Whenever their son, Brady, performs in one of his many... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
CHLA-Anderson-Pavillion-1200x628-01.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the few pediatric medical centers in the nation to offer so many advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology. Seven new fellows are set to join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
CHLA-Oussama-Abousamra-1-thumb.jpg Oussama Abousamra, MD A team-based approach offers comprehensive care for rare leg deformities in children. A new program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping some of the most complex pediatric orthopaedic patients: those who need limb... Read More
Published on February 3, 2020
CHLA-Blog-TSRI-Symposium-flyer-thumbnail.jpg The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides that... Read More
Published on February 2, 2020
CHLA-Anderson-Pavillion-1200x628-01.jpg Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation gift establishes endowment supporting the priorities and needs of children's health in these areas LOS ANGELES — Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation has contributed $... Read More
Published on January 29, 2020
CHLA-Jesse-Berry-1200x628-01.jpg Jesse Berry, MD Translating Inspiration Into Action Tenacious, caring and passionate about better ways to treat retinoblastoma, Dr. Jesse Berry is leading change in the diagnosis and treatment of this rare cancer. By Melinda Smith   When meeting Jesse... Read More
Published on January 29, 2020
CHLA-Roberta-Williams-1200x628-01.jpg Roberta Williams, MD The Doctor Who Never Wavered Roberta Williams, MD, has devoted herself to recognizing the impact a childhood disease and its treatment have on an entire lifetime. By Candace Pearson Roberta Williams, MD, has always been an astute... Read More

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