Welcome to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital Research
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has a major commitment in research to improve understanding of disease mechanisms and to enhance treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses. Research at the Children's Hospital is actively supported by numerous scientific funding agencies and philanthropies including Children's Miracle Network and the Four Diamonds Fund, allowing us to make rapid advances. We have developed the Center for Host Defense, Inflammation, and Lung Disease Research (CHILD), Neonatal Development Collaborative, Penn State Hershey Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center, Pediatric Clinical Research Office, Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Program, and the Pediatric Innovation Program.
Four Diamonds is supported by a thirty million dollar endowment.
The diversity of research includes basic science and clinical investigation in a wide spectrum of pediatric fields and involves the University Park campus. This research is key to the hope of reducing morbidity and increasing the success of treatment of many childhood diseases in the near future.
Nursing students learn about traditional Chinese medicine on visit to Hong Kong
Even in today’s high-tech health care world, future professionals have much to learn from ancient medical practices. That was the takeaway for six Penn State nursing students who recently traveled to Hong Kong to learn about Chinese health care and nursing education.More...
Mother's diet influences weight-control neurocircuits in offspring
Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and found that the offsprings' feeding controls and feelings of fullness did not function normally.More...
Penn State Hershey appoints new chief financial officer
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has selected Stephen Massini to serve as the medical center’s new chief financial officer, effective April 20.More...
The Medical Minute: Endometriosis is real -- and it’s treatable
Endometriosis is difficult to diagnose, with women often being told for years that they are experiencing their "normal period," and according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, it affects one in 10 women. Penn State Hershey gynecological surgeon Gerald Harkins is working to get the word out that women with endometriosis do not have to suffer.More...