Pediatric Research

Combating childhood diseases and conditions

Our goal is to explore the diseases and conditions that affect children and adolescents, to examine the conditions under which they occur, and to identify the barriers that limit provision of the highest quality care to all children. To achieve this goal, we conduct basic and translational investigation, including clinical trials, and examine the manner in which health care to children and their families is delivered and financed.

We actively research:

  • metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity
  • behavioral conditions like autism and eating disorders
  • conditions that have a genetic basis, such as congenital heart disease, sexual ambiguity or lung disorders in newborn babies
  • all forms of childhood cancer, including some that are very unusual
  • disorders that may involve interaction with the environment, including asthma, kidney diseases and serious infections
  • immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • rare syndromes like Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • identifying and correcting factors local and national health care systems that result in sub-optimal care

The research being conducted by the Center for Pediatric Research spans many different research types and conditions that include:

Basic and Translational Science

  • Sepsis and Inflammation
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Genetics
  • Neonatology
  • Allergy and Immunology

Clinical Investigations

  • Pediatric cancer
  • Critial care
  • Kidney diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD)
  • Epilepsy

Health Services Relsearch

  • Sepsis outcomes
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders