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Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

Teenage boy with type 2 diabetes performing a finger stick blood sugar test

Controlling blood glucose levels is difficult, but weight loss helps

The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing, yet the ability to control the disease by regulating blood glucose levels has proven difficult for this age group. A study published in the journal Pediatric Diabetes by investigators at...

The Fight Against Resistant Leukemia


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) affects about 3,000 children each year in the United States. While chemotherapy is highly effective—about 90% of children beat the cancer—the treatment comes with many side effects. And still, in one tenth of cases, the cancer resists treatment. Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, of CHLA’s Cancer...

First-Ever Pediatric Guidelines for Obtaining Venous Access


Will make the process better, safer and more cost efficient

By Ellin Kavanagh

Placement of an intravenous catheter—to allow health care providers the ability to easily...


Philip Nelson of Google’s Translational Research to Speak at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Machine Learning for Biomedical Research and Health Care



Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that works to bring Google’s technology to the biomedical community. Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering...

Researcher Awarded $10.7M to Study Adolescent Brain Development

Elizabeth Sowell, PhD
Elizabeth Sowell, PhD - Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and...

Health Complexities in Pediatrics: The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium

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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...


Research suggests a potential link between SARS-CoV-2 mutations and disease severity. When it comes to children, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 impacts them more than was initially realized. Yet there is relatively little information about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that...
A new Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study shows that machine learning could aid clinicians with a rare hormone disorder. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a disorder that affects the adrenal gland’s ability to release hormones that regulate the body’s response to...
Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon forms team of health care providers and community advocates to establish recommendations for safe opioid use   According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an...

Research videos

  • Leaders in Pediatric Health Through Scientific Discovery

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked 5th nationally in US News and World Report’s list of top children’s hospitals. This recognized excellence in patient care would be impossible without the intimate relationship shared with our research enterprise. Watch as Chief Scientific Officer, Pat Levitt, PhD, introduces our research themes and discusses CHLA’s position as a leader in pediatric health through our scientific discoveries.

  • Family Philanthropy Benefits Research on Nephrology

    A documentary film about the GOFARR Fund for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was recently screened at the Sun Valley Film Festival for Future Filmmakers. The film, “Believe: The Story of the GOFARR Fund,” was made by Amanda Schenkman and tells the story about her twin brother Gabriel and his journey with a congenital kidney condition.

    The Schenkman Family Fund supports nephrology research at CHLA overseen by Roger De Filippo, MD, FACS, FAAP and Laura Perin, PhD. At the GOFARR Laboratory for Organ Regenerative Research and Cell Therapeutics in Urology, De Filippo and Perin focus on the development of new stem cell therapeutics and other techniques for organ regeneration.

  • Using Gene-Editing to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

    Senta Georgia, PhD, is creating new insulin-producing cells using CRISPR gene-editing technology in her work to cure genetic forms of diabetes.

  • Can Virtual Reality Help Manage Pain?

    Researchers at CHLA are studying the use of virtual reality to reduce pain in children and adolescents undergoing painful medical procedures. Jeffrey Gold, PhD, a clinical psychologist and director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, explains his research.

  • Using Virtual Reality to Train Physicians for Pediatric Emergencies

    CHLA is using virtual reality to build skills and confidence to prepare medical students for real-life emergencies. Joshua Sherman, MD, an emergency medicine physician at CHLA, explains how.

  • Protecting the Brains of Infants with Therapeutic Cooling

    Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are using therapeutic cooling to protect the brains of newborns deprived of oxygen during birth. Jessica Wisnowski, PhD, and Tai-Wei Wu, MD, explain the process and why it works.