Doctors at Children’s are encouraging parents and professionals to learn a more improved form of swaddling, which includes leaving room at the bottom of the blanket for the infant’s hips and legs to move freely. This new initiative aims to reduce hip dysplasia in infants
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Launches Safe Swaddling Initiative to Reduce Hip Dysplasia in Infants
A new compound has shown promise in preclinical studies as a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, more than doubling median days of survival even in a drug-resistant form of the disease.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Named Founding Member of the Cancer MoonShot 2020 National Pediatric Consortium, a Major Milestone in the War on Cancer in Children
Leading national children’s hospitals, including Children's, along with pediatric cancer organizations and academic centers unite with Cancer MoonShot 2020. The consortium aims to accelerate bringing the next-generation standard of cancer care and immunotherapy to children with cancer.
International Trial for Innovative Cancer Therapy Hosted at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been named a host institution for a collaborative international study sponsored by Novartis. This is a clinical trial analyzing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational cellular therapy treatment for children fighting cancer.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to Lead National Sickle Cell Disease Study
he sickle cell program at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been named the lead coordinating center for a National Institute of Health (NIH) study to determine the safety and effectiveness of bone marrow transplants (BMT) compared to standard care therapies to cure sickle cell disease in young adult patients.
After 15 years of dedicated service, William G. Woods, M.D., has stepped down as director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and chief of hematology/oncology/BMT in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University. He will be succeeded by Douglas Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Becomes First Pediatric Rehabilitation Program to Utilize Ekso Robotic Exoskeleton
Children’s is incorporating Ekso—a wearable robot—or exoskeleton— into its Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation to continue offering the latest technology to help children and teens recover from injuries or disorders that have hindered their motor skills.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has selected William T. Mahle, M.D. to become the newest Chief of the Children’s Sibley Heart Center.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has selected Ron Frieson to become the next President of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. Frieson, who currently is serving as the organization’s Chief Public Policy Officer, will succeed Gene Hayes who will retire at the end of 2015.