Research Press Releases

Published on June 25, 2014
NIH Awards $4 Million to Map Developing Lung A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for LungMAP, an... Read More
Published on June 2, 2014
Test identifies germline mutations of gene responsible for childhood eye cancer Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach is... Read More
Published on May 27, 2014
A team of researchers, led by physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, have found that infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with inhaled hypertonic saline in the emergency department (ED) were less likely to require admission to the hospital... Read More
Published on May 16, 2014
Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, to lead the clinical, research and academic programs Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, has been named the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, effective July 1. A board-certified pediatric... Read More
Published on May 13, 2014
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have discovered that by targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood leukemia, offering the potential for a future treatment for patients who... Read More
Published on May 7, 2014
Grant supports Developmental Neurogenetics program, part of the Institute for the Developing Mind The Simms/Mann Family Foundation has made a $3 million gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to fund an endowed chair for the director of... Read More
Published on April 29, 2014
People in the U.S. don’t always know their village or island of origin—but now they can Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups.  A team of researchers, including an... Read More
Published on April 23, 2014
Bradley Scott Peterson, MD, has been named the inaugural director of the Institute for the Developing Mind (IDM) at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, effective July 1. Peterson is currently director of the Center for... Read More
Published on April 23, 2014
Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world. In a... Read More
Published on March 4, 2014
Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Three physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles were recently accepted into the American Pediatric Society (APS)--a national... Read More
Published on February 20, 2014
Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, leads specialized IMPAACT laboratories Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, principal investigator at The Saban Research... Read More
Published on January 30, 2014
Weekly farmers market to offer healthy foods to hospital staff, patients and patient families Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu On January 29, 2014, a weekly farmers... Read More
Published on December 19, 2013
Six investigators elected into the Society for Pediatric Research Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Six researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on December 16, 2013
Anat Erdreich-Epstein, MD, PhD, and colleagues are the first to link PID1 to cancerous brain tumors Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu In a ground-breaking study, Anat... Read More
Published on November 21, 2013
Novel facility is a joint venture between Children’s Hospital LA and the University of Southern California Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu With the launch of the... Read More
Published on November 4, 2013
Study will test the safety and efficacy of metformin plus insulin therapy in overweight adolescents Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will... Read More
Published on October 29, 2013
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is home to the largest, accredited pediatric sleep center in Southern California Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu The Sleep Center at... Read More
Published on October 28, 2013
World-renowned cardiovascular researchers converge at inaugural Los Angeles-area event Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu The Saban Research Institute recently hosted the... Read More
Published on October 21, 2013
Pat Levitt, PhD, noted neuroscientist elected to national advisory board Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Internationally recognized autism expert, Pat Levitt, PhD, of... Read More
Published on October 10, 2013
US Department of Health and Human Services funds USC School of Cinematic Arts to create definitive website Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More

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