Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Research

Our multidisciplinary teams of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and trainees are committed to making discoveries that will improve the lives of children and their families.

What We Do

Areas of Research

Department of Pediatrics faculty conduct their investigations through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. The institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Basic Science

At the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, our scientists conduct bench research in laboratories using a variety of model systems and techniques with more than 50 wet-based laboratories. This type of research seeks to answer fundamental questions about health and disease, including medical conditions, human development and genetics, so that the results will lead to better therapies, devices or cures for patients.

 

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Clinical Research

Clinical research uses both observational and interventional designs, allows description of diseases and disease outcomes, identifies risk factors that may affect treatment or prognosis and allows study of new treatments. Our research may be conducted only at Lurie Children’s or at multiple institutions that collaborate, share results and publish findings together.

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Health Sciences & Policy Research

The Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center addresses important clinical and public health problems of children through state-of-the-art interdisciplinary methods and collaborations. The center engages in clinical, community and population-based research to advance knowledge about the natural history, biological, psychological, social and environmental causes of common and important child health problems.

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Research Scholar's Day

Every spring, the Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual Research Scholar's Day, where postdoctoral fellows, fellows, graduate students, senior residents and research staff present their research to medical staff and colleagues in a professional conference environment.

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Publications

View recent academic publications from our pediatric faculty.

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