BREAKING THROUGH with Madeline Bell
Brain Tumor Awareness Month with Dr. Storm and Dr. Resnick

Brain Tumor Awareness Month with Dr. Storm and Dr. Resnick

May 24, 2019

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), researchers and doctors are working side by side to improve outcomes for children with brain tumors. In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Madeline recently sat down with Dr. Phillip “Jay” Storm, Chief of CHOP’s Division of Neurosurgery, and Dr. Adam Resnick, a research scientist at CHOP, to talk about how they are using genetic information to match patients with the best brain tumor treatments – and how philanthropy is fueling these breakthroughs. To help fund groundbreaking research at CHOP, visit give.chop.edu.

Eagles Autism Challenge

Eagles Autism Challenge

April 1, 2019

April is World Autism Awareness Month, and here at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Madeline is serving as Honorary Captain for the Eagles Autism Challenge, a bike ride and run/walk that will be held in Philadelphia on May 18. The money raised at the challenge will help our scientists make breakthroughs for children with autism – and in this special episode, Madeline speaks to one of those scientists, Dr. Julia Parish-Morris. For more information on how you can join or donate to the Eagles Autism Challenge, please visit EaglesAutismChallenge.Org.

Pediatric Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions and Lymphatic Research: Dr. Yoav Dori

Pediatric Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions and Lymphatic Research: Dr. Yoav Dori

March 6, 2019

The lymphatic system is something we all have in our bodies, but very little is known about it. In this episode, Madeline is joined by Dr. Yoav Dori, Director of Pediatric Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions and Lymphatic Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Dori and his team have developed advanced technologies to diagnose and treat life-threatening diseases of the lymphatic system. 

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

Center for Applied Genomics: Dr. Hakon Hakonarson

Center for Applied Genomics: Dr. Hakon Hakonarson

February 13, 2019

In this episode, Madeline is joined by Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, the founder and director of the Center for Applied Genomics (CAG) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Hakonarson leads one of the world’s largest genetics research programs. His team is working to identify the genes that cause complex medical disorders in children and looking for the genetic causes of cancerautism, diabetes, obesity, schizophrenia, ADHD and autoimmune disorders – to name just a few. These are very different diseases, but CAG’s objective is the same in each case: to use their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tests and new therapies for pediatric diseases. To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

Female Scientists Part 2: Advice To Aspiring Scientists

Female Scientists Part 2: Advice To Aspiring Scientists

January 9, 2019

In part 2 of a special two-part episode, Madeline is rejoined by four female scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Deborah FrenchDr. Allison CurryDr. Renata Pellegrino da Silva and Dr. Julia Parish-Morris talk about their own personal journeys and offer advice to aspiring scientists. 

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

Female Scientists Part 1: Behind The Breakthroughs

Female Scientists Part 1: Behind The Breakthroughs

January 2, 2019

Teams at CHOP have been making amazing scientific breakthroughs for more than 160 years. Many of those teams are led by women who have inspired other women to choose careers in healthcare and science. In part 1 of a special two-part episode, Madeline speaks to four female scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Dr. Deborah FrenchDr. Allison CurryDr. Renata Pellegrino da Silva and Dr. Julia Parish-Morris.

Their discoveries are making a difference for children and families around the world. 

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

Separating Conjoined Twins: Dr. Gregory Heuer and Dr. Jesse Taylor

Separating Conjoined Twins: Dr. Gregory Heuer and Dr. Jesse Taylor

November 14, 2018

Abby and Erin Delaney were born in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on July 24, 2016. The twins had a very rare condition called craniopagus – which means they were connected at the tops of their heads. In this episode, Madeline talks to Dr. Gregory Heuer and Dr. Jesse Taylor, who led the incredible team of nearly 30 people that successfully separated the twins during an 11-hour surgery. Madeline also gets an update on how Abby and Erin are doing today.

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams: A Pioneer in Neuropathology

Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams: A Pioneer in Neuropathology

October 25, 2018

In this episode, Madeline talks to one of her personal heroes, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams, a pioneer in the field of neuropathology. Dr. Rorke-Adams’ career at CHOP spanned 50 years, and she retired just three years ago at age 86. There isn’t much she hasn’t seen – she even examined Albert Einstein’s brain!

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

 

Pediatric Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention

Pediatric Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention

September 21, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and organizations and advocates from across the country are working together to advance the conversation about behavioral health. Tami Benton, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), joins Madeline to discuss initiatives CHOP is leading to prevent suicide and address the growing demand for pediatric behavioral health services.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Gene Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplants for Sickle Cell Disease

Gene Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplants for Sickle Cell Disease

July 20, 2018

In this episode of Breaking Through, Madeline speaks with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) researchers Stefano Rivella, PhD, and William Peranteau, MD, about gene therapy and fetal bone marrow transplants to cure sickle cell disease. She also talks about how CHOP’s Daisy Days fundraising campaign is fueling their research.

To find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs at CHOP, click here.

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