Provider Connection | November/December 2019
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

CHOC performs first in-human gene therapy for MPS I
Physicians at CHOC Children’s Hospital recently administered the first ever in-human dosing of gene therapy for Hurler Syndrome, a rare and progressive lysosomal storage disease.

CHOC leaders share their stories
StoryCorps, a group that records and shares stories from people across America, hosted two conversations between CHOC Children’s leaders:

California pushes back school start times for adolescents
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation requiring public and charter schools to implement school start times of 8:30 a.m. or later beginning July 2022. The decision follows American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Sleep Medicine statements about adolescent sleep health.

Transformative gifts advance care at CHOC

Pediatric cancer study shows usefulness of gene expression analysis
CHOC is partnering with the University of California Santa Cruz’s Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative, which recently published findings on the analysis of gene expression in tumor cells of children with cancer.

Mark your calendars
CHOC offers a host of continuing medical education events to help clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice. Here are a few upcoming sessions:

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