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.
Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss
Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.More...
The Medical Minute: Enterovirus D68 expected to fade away into winter
Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.More...
Mets earns top educator honors with SEA/Duke Award
Dr. Berend Mets, Eric A. Walker Professor and chairman of anesthesiology at Penn State Hershey, has earned top educator honors by receiving the Society for Education in Anesthesia SEA/Duke Award.More...
Drop Your Drawers celebrates life-changing weight loss
Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss held its annual Fall Social and Drop Your Drawers event Oct. 16. Patients and guests enjoyed an evening celebrating the life-changing outcomes that surgical weight loss procedures can help to facilitate.More...