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2014-09-17 16:26:57

Fourth Clinic to Receive Certification from Leading Duchenne Organization HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Seattle Children's is the fourth center to be certified by PPMD, recognizing the hospital's dedication to improving care for people living with...

2014-09-08 12:26:10

This is the eighth straight year every spot has been sold for the race COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is sold out. Darris Blackford, Race Director, said the timing of the sell-out breaks last year's record by nearly a month, with a field of 18,000 athletes competing Sunday, October 19, 2014. Blackford attributes the marathon's partnership with Nationwide Children's...

2014-08-22 23:03:05

Dayton Children’s Hospital broke ground on a historic new, eight-story, 260,000-square-foot patient care tower as part of a $141 million campus renewal. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Dayton Children's Hospital broke ground on a historic new, eight-story, 260,000-square-foot patient care tower as part of a $141 million campus renewal. Renderings of the exterior of the new patient care tower were unveiled to the public. The new patient tower is part of a long-term campus...

2014-07-17 23:06:35

SkillSurvey session to focus on predictive hiring Wayne, PA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 SkillSurvey Inc., the leading provider of confidential, science-based reference assessments that help employers make better hiring decisions, will be hosting a session entitled “Predictive Hiring: A New Approach to Finding Candidates Who Will Succeed in Your Organization,” featuring Nationwide Children’s Hospital, at the 2014 HR Star Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on July 24. “HR professionals now...

2014-06-26 20:22:26

Board of Trustees initiates national search for replacement SEATTLE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that CEO Thomas N. Hansen, MD, will retire in 2015 as part of a long-planned transition of leadership. The Seattle Children's Board of Trustees plans to initiate an extensive, nationwide search for Hansen's replacement, beginning immediately with the appointment of a Search Committee. "We are extremely grateful for Tom's leadership and dedication...

2014-06-23 04:20:52

Inhibits Tumor Growth and Vascular Progenitors for Neuroblastoma and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors CINCINNATI, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a synthetic microbial biotechnology firm, today announced it secured an oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) from Nationwide Children's Hospital. The oHSV expresses the human tissue inhibitor metalloproteinases (TIMP3) or firefly luciferase rQT3. The Company is developing unique therapeutic ViruBots(TM). With...

2014-06-21 23:00:11

Joseph F. Aracri, DO, of Pediatric Alliance, to lead Allegheny Health Department of Pediatrics PITTSBURGH, PA. (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network today announced the appointment of Joseph F. Aracri, DO, as Chair of its Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Aracri will assume his new role with the organization on July 1, 2014. A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Aracri has practiced medicine as part of Pediatric Alliance PC, the largest private pediatric group in western Pennsylvania, for the...

2014-05-12 08:32:50

CLEVELAND, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abeona Therapeutics, a start-up company created around intellectual property licensed from Nationwide Children's Hospital to develop treatments for Sanfilippo Syndrome Types A and B, has been granted Orphan Drug Designations for its lead investigational therapies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development. Following the successful close of seed financing in late 2013, Abeona is raising funds...

Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries To High School Athletes In 6 Seasons
2014-04-23 11:36:22

[ Watch the Video: Basketball Injuries In High School Athletes On The Rise ] Nationwide Children's Hospital Study calls for more access to on-site athletic trainers to properly assess injuries Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and...

2014-04-01 23:23:22

Dr. Beverly Davidson Researches Novel Treatments for Neurological Diseases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today. Dr. Davidson, who investigates gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases, arrives from the Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Iowa. She served as associate director at that Center, as well as director of the Gene Therapy...


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