Penn State Hershey Pediatric Nephrology Research
Pediatric nephrology is a young specialty and the care of children with a wide variety of kidney disorders can still be improved by ongoing research. Since many of the conditions we see are uncommon many pediatric nephrology centers have joined together to learn more by sharing information. Our physicians support the idea that there is strength (and information) in numbers and we are part of several collaborative study groups.
The North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) is the world's largest and most active group of its kind. We participate in the following studies:
- NAPRTCS data collection studies
- Renal transplant patients
- Renal dialysis patients
- Patients with chronic kidney disease
- NIH sponsored, double-blind study on the treatment of Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS)
- ESRD Network 4 pediatric data collection studies Ongoing studies for the use of antihypertensive medications in children
Man walking across the U.S. for THON and Four Diamonds visits Penn State Hershey
A Penn State alumnus who has been walking across the United States to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer made a stop in Hershey. Along his journey of more than 3,000 miles, Norman Horn has held awareness and fundraising activities to raise money for the Penn State Dance Marathon, or THON, to benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.More...
New clinic addresses medical and mental health needs of maltreated children
A new clinic in Harrisburg will serve as the medical home for children in out-of-home care, providing primary care as well as evidence-based mental and behavioral health services. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this morning (Sept. 30) to celebrate the opening of the James M. and Margaret V. Stine Foundation TLC Clinic, a service of the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.More...
The symbol of our best: The Nittany Lion bonds all Penn Staters
For the few students across Penn State's campuses who have had the privilege of donning the suit, being the Nittany Lion mascot means far more than leading cheers — it means leading a family.More...
2014 Eye School seminar set for Nov. 8 at Penn State Hershey
The Penn State Hershey Eye Center presents Eye School 2014, a free community education event that introduces people of all ages to anatomy, diseases and surgery of the eye. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at the University Conference Center on the Penn State Hershey campus.More...