Pediatrics

Small patients, big discoveries

Penn Nursing faculty and researchers are revolutionizing pediatric care to keep pace with technology, advances in treatment, and current events.

From Penn Nursing News

PIK Professor Kevin Johnson: Informatics evangelist

The Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in Penn Engineering and the Perelman School of Medicine on forging his own path in the fields of health care and computer science.

From Penn Engineering Today

Making meaning from the loss of a child

Research by Diane Spatz of the School of Nursing and colleagues reveals how donating milk served as an important part of the grieving process for some parents who had lost a baby before or at birth.

Katherine Unger Baillie , Michele W. Berger



In the News


KFF Health News

Rural jails turn to community health workers to help the newly released succeed

According to Aditi Vasan of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine, evidence is mounting in favor of the model of training community health workers to help their neighbors connect to government and health care services.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Paul Offit looks back on COVID-19, misinformation, and how public health lost the public’s trust in new book

“Tell Me When It’s Over,” a new book by Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine, chronicles the initial years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the mishaps of public health agencies. Recent surveys by the Annenberg Public Policy Center find that mistrust of vaccines has continued to grow through last fall.

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USA Today

‘Holding our breath’: Philadelphia officials respond to measles outbreak from day care

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine explains why measles is so much more infectious than flu.

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WHP-TV (Harrisburg)

Pa. research will study environmental factors’ effects on children

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Philadelphia Inquirer

CHOP and Penn get $50 million to study environmental effects on pregnancy

Heather Burris, Sara B. DeMauro, and Sunni L. Mumford of the Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won a $50 million grant to study how environmental factors affect the health of fetuses, babies, and toddlers.

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PhillyVoice

Penn, CHOP to study how environmental factors affect pregnancy, children’s health

Sunni L. Mumford, Heather Burris, and Sara B. DeMauro of the Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have received a $50 million grant to study how environmental factors impact pregnancy and children’s health.

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