September 14, 2020

Collaborating Against COVID-19

The world has learned a great deal about COVID-19 since the pandemic began, but a significant gap remains between what we know and what we need to know to fully prevent, treat and work to defeat this newfound viral foe. Medical and scientific research is the driving force behind progress, and experts from Rady Children’s…

COVID-19, Research and Innovation, Staff Stories
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February 3, 2020

Fire Drill: Rady Children’s-Based Research Team Explores the Effects of Wildfires on Pediatric Respiratory Health

Around the world, and even more so in climates such as California’s, wildfires are an unfortunate reality. Along with threatening human and animal lives and wreaking havoc on communities, fires spew high levels of particulate matter — inhalable pollution from sources including dirt, soot and smoke — into the air. Influxes in particulate matter can…

New at Rady Children's, Research and Innovation, Staff Stories
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August 26, 2019

Local Conversation, Global Influence: How Rady Children’s Experts Are Helping to Innovate the Future of Care for a Rare Orthopedic Disease

Most health care professionals are accustomed to sharing their expertise with one patient at a time. But recently, two such professionals — V. Salil Upasani, MD, co-director of the International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at University of California San Diego School of…

Orthopedics, Research and Innovation, Staff Stories
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July 8, 2019

Getting to Know: Peter Chiraseveenprapund, MD — Pediatric Rheumatologist

Peter Chiraseveenprapund, MD, (you can call him “Dr. Chira”) is a man on a mission. He’s a pediatric rheumatologist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and cares for kids with conditions including juvenile arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. He’s an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. And he’s working…

Research and Innovation, Rheumatology, Staff Stories
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April 9, 2019

What’s Now and Next in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research?

Between 2000 and 2014, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States more than doubled, from approximately one in 150 to approximately one in 59[1]. While it’s difficult to say whether this is due to a true increase in incidence, to heightened awareness and more frequent assessments, or a…

Behavioral Health, Research and Innovation
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March 26, 2019

Getting to Know: George Liu, M.D., Ph.D. — Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases

George Liu, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the most recent additions to the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego family. After growing up in Africa, earning his medical education in both San Diego and the United Kingdom, and honing his clinical and research expertise in Los Angeles, the newly minted chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases…

Infectious Diseases, Research and Innovation, Staff Stories
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February 1, 2019

Getting to Know: Justin Ryan, Ph.D. – Director of the 3D Innovations Lab

Justin Ryan, Ph.D., is an artist — a very specialized, highly technical, life-improving artist. After all, as director of the new 3D Innovations (3DI) Lab at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, he and his team craft 3D models of hearts, brains, bones and more to streamline surgical plans and improve outcomes for even the Hospital’s most…

Research and Innovation, Staff Stories
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January 30, 2019

Changing Policies, Changing Lives

Each year, the Cochlear Implant Program team from the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Departments (latter team pictured) at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego witnesses dozens of profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing children experience the sounds of the world around them for the first time. Being outfitted with a cochlear implant, a surgically placed electronic device, can…

Child Development, Hearing/Speech, Research and Innovation
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December 12, 2018

Food for Thought: Understanding and Managing Food Allergies in Kids

Food allergies are becoming increasingly common, particularly in children. We sat down with Stephanie Leonard, M.D., director of the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Food Allergy Center and an associate clinical professor for the Division of Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology within University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, to discuss prevalence, what’s new in research…

Allergy/Immunology, Research and Innovation
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