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Research Facilities

Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is enhanced by its state-of-the-art facilities. Laboratory research is conducted in the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center, first opened in 1995, and in the Colket Translational Research Building, which was opened in 2009. In addition to 93 lab modules, the Abramson Pediatric Research Center also houses numerous core facilities, which provide state-of-the-art shared research resources to Hospital investigators.

Ortho Specific

All research is conducted in the laboratories of the Biomedical Research Program in Pediatric Orthopaedics, comprising of almost 5,000 square feet of research laboratory space on the 9th floor of the Abramson Research Center in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The space is contiguous with other members of the same Division, all of whom are engaged in cell biology, pathology and molecular genetic research. Our four principal investigators are faculty members of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, part of the Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. CHOP is situated directly next to the University of Pennsylvania campus, a fertile environment for research and scientific interactions. Our faculty are also affiliated with The Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania which is supported by NIAMS and other funding sources, and primary aims are to support, enhance and advance the research productivity of investigators in musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair. The Core Facilities include Microarray, Structure-Function Biomechanics, and Imaging.