Check out the new Research Edition of Dream magazine for stories on the hospital's new autism research study; the strange-but-true story behind endostatin, Dr. Judah Folkman's cancer fighting drug; and a look at why many pediatric clinicians have to fend for themselves when it comes to developing medical devices for their patients. Dream can be found in bins throughout Children's and online at www.childrenshospital.org/dream.
Children's Finance and Information Services (ISD) departments tested out the hospital's new bloodmobile (right) during a blood drive challenge from March 8 to 10. Finance won by two donors, garnering a victory lunch purchased by ISD. Finance's Daniel Lavoie also won the Blood Donor Center's iPod and iTunes gift card raffle. The bloodmobile collected 84 successful units from the drive.
Harlem Globetrotter Sterling "Smooth" Forbes (below) taught patients a few ball-handling tricks during a visit to the Patient Entertainment Center last month. April's Midweek Morning Show will include patient Radhi D'Auvergne's interview with Sterling, as well as a few of his trademark tricks from the Harlem Globetrotter's show.
Travel back in time by visiting Children's Time Capsule exhibit near the 1st floor Farley elevators. Three time capsules have been found to date on hospital grounds. There's an 1881 capsule from the old Huntington Avenue location; a 1929 capsule from Gardner House, home to the former School of Nursing and site of today's Parking Garage; and the 1929 Bader capsule, cracked open last summer. For those who can wait, a 2003 time capsule will be opened in 2069, when Children's celebrates its 200th birthday. The exhibit will run throughout the spring.