Abelson, Herbert

Constance and Herbert T. Abelson Pediatric Library and Learning Center

Location: 1F, K133
Comer Children’s Hospital

The Herbert T. Abelson Family Learning Center is a dedicated space for the parents and caretakers of patients at Comer Children’s Hospital. Here, families can access pediatric health information as well as enjoy soft music and read books for pleasure in a calming atmosphere.

The Herbert T. Abelson Family Learning Center is named in honor of Herbert T. Abelson, MD, an eminent pediatric oncologist and pioneering cancer researcher. His discoveries advanced our understanding of cancer genetics and contributed to the development of a new group of cancer drugs called targeted therapies. Dr. Abelson served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine from 1995 to 2004.

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