The state of California has awarded CHOC, in partnership with UC Irvine and Chapman University, a $2.3-million grant to screen patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and childhood unpredictability to assess how such high-stress events affect the brain and put kids at increased risk of later developing physical and mental illnesses.
CHOC’s pediatric urology team, in a partnership with UCI Health, has published the largest study of its kind on an emergency condition that afflicts young males, adding to the emerging body of data on how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused patients to delay seeking emergency treatment.
Dr. Coleen Cunningham’s family has long joked that she knew she wanted to be a pediatrician before she was born. By eighth grade, she was certain that she’d work in pediatrics – and she never looked back. Today, she serves as both senior vice president and pediatrician-in-chief at CHOC and chair for the UCI Department of Pediatrics.
CHOC’s virtual pediatric lecture series continues with "The scope of a fetal center." This online discussion will be held Tuesday, May 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and is designed for general practitioners, family practitioners, obstetrician-gynecologists, perinatologists and other healthcare providers.
In the only known hospital research project of its kind in the United States, CHOC’s Emergency Department is leading a study on how food and housing insecurity impacts children’s health and environment.