CHORI physician scientist
Dr. Dan Granoff is developing a vaccine against meningococcal disease – a deadly bacterial infection that affects millions of children throughout the world. Dr. Granoff's research is supported by a $1 million gift from Clorox.>>
"Children's Hospital and Clorox Partner to Fight Life-Threatening Disease"
(SF Gate/Oakland North (online) © 6/10/2011)
The Clorox Company gifted Children's Hospital $1 million to fund research to develop a vaccine against meningococcal disease – a potentially deadly bacterial infection that affects millions of children and young adults throughout the world. CHORI physician scientist Dan Granoff, MD, hopes to develop vaccines to eradicate the rapidly deblitating meningococcal disease worldwide.
(Daily Triplicate, Crescent City, CA © 5/30/2011)
Children's audiologist Sarah Coulthurst and speecg and language pathologist Sara Talamentez are quoted in this article about a deaf 1.5-year-old patient's journey to hearing with cochlear implants. Cochlear implants give a deaf person the perception of counds. You can check out the first part of the story here.
"Raiders Visit Children's Hospital"
(Oakland Raiders online © 5/20/2011)
Raiders coaches and Raiderettes distributed gifts, signed autographs, and posed for photos with young patient fans in the hospital
"Medical Home for Foster Children: The Family Outreach Support Clinic”
(California Healthcare News © May 2011)
The Family Outreach Support Clinic (FOSC), a collaboration of the Primary Care clinic and the Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC) at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, is featured in this article by marriage and family therapist, Peggy Pearson. Pearson writes this collaboration was prompted by Children’s Hospital's recognition that foster children require a multi-disciplinary approach to address their vast array of needs. In the FOSC clinic, the doctors work together with case managers to provide comprehensive.
"The Doctor Is In: ADHD"
(Parents' Press © May 2011)
Psychiatrist Petra Steinbuchel, MD, discusses ADHD, a psychiatric disorder that affects 5 to 10 percent of children. Dr. Steinbuchel explains that while there is no blood test or brain scan, ADHD is a clinical disorder diagnosed by a primary care or mental health provider.
"Push to Spur More Drugs for Deadly Rare Diseases"
(MSNBC online © 4/25/2011)
Mom Chris Hempel teamed up with Children's hematologist/oncologist Caroline Hastings, MD, to get FDA approval for the experimental treatment of her twins' rare, debilitating disease. Addi and Cassi have Niemann-Pick Type C, also known as "childhood Alzheimer's," one of a number diseases so rare that it is challenging to get pharmacutical companies interested in developing treatment.