BREAKING THROUGH with Madeline Bell
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.

Wawa President & CEO and CHOP Corporate Council Co-Chair Chris Gheysens

Wawa President & CEO and CHOP Corporate Council Co-Chair Chris Gheysens

July 20, 2018

In this episode of Breaking Through, Madeline speaks with Chris Gheysens, President & CEO of Wawa and Co-Chair of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Corporate Council. Learn about the long history between CHOP and Wawa, find out how the Wawa Coffee & Care Cart is making a difference for families at CHOP, and much more!                                                        

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

CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy for Cancer

CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy for Cancer

July 20, 2018

In this episode of Breaking Through, Madeline talks to Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program and Section Chief of the Cellular Therapy and Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She also speaks with the family of a child who received CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia at CHOP.

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

COMING SOON: BREAKING THROUGH with Madeline Bell

COMING SOON: BREAKING THROUGH with Madeline Bell

May 16, 2018

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia makes breakthroughs every day! In this podcast series, Madeline Bell, CHOP’s President & CEO, will take you behind the scenes to meet the people behind the breakthroughs. You’ll get to know CHOP's world-renowned scientists, amazing doctors and nurses. You’ll meet superstars and business leaders and hear why CHOP is their charity of choice. Find out how you can help make tomorrow’s breakthroughs here.

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