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Promoting global child mental health

Patricia Ibeziako, MD, directs the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Partnerships for Psychiatry Observership Program and the Psychiatry Consultation Service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Children and adolescents constitute almost a third of the world’s population—2.2 billion individuals—and almost 90 percent live in low-income and middle-income countries, where they form up to half of the population. Yet, [Read More]

Teamwork and telemedicine combine for lifesaving rescue

By the time Cameron Shearing arrived at the South Shore Hospital Emergency Department (ED) during a December snowstorm, he wasn’t breathing. He didn’t have much time. The two-year-old had aspirated a chocolate-covered pretzel, which sent tiny bits of material into his lungs. The odds of a good outcome were not high. Pretzel is one of [Read More]

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The mission of the Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO) is to translate the excellence of the laboratory research and clinical care at Children’s Hospital Boston into lifesaving biomedical products, devices and procedures for the public benefit.

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TIDO reached new heights in fiscal year 2013 with respect to industry partnerships, collaborations and licenses. 34 license and option agreements were executed, an increase of 13 percent over FY12, and 29 corporate sponsored and collaboration research agreements were executed, an increase of 45 percent over FY12. The report highlights selected licenses and collaborations, Technology Development Fund award winners, and selected technologies available for licensing.

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