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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 and Preclinical Science

Basic and preclinical science researchers at Manne Research Institute conduct laboratory experiments that investigate essential functions of biological processes and the fundamental mechanisms of diseases and disorders affecting children’s health. By closing gaps in scientific knowledge, basic and preclinical science researchers provide the foundation to develop next-generation technologies and treatments for pediatric patients..



Clinical and Community Trials

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.


Health Sciences & Policy Research

The Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation Center advances innovative research to improve the well-being, health, and healthcare of diverse populations of children. Our research and evaluation activities are centered around the core values of rigor, innovation, efficiency, sustainability, trust, equity, collaboration, and cultural humility.


Pediatric Academic Society presentations

Our faculty members lead in their respective specialties and cultivate a collaborative environment with their colleagues and other pediatricians around the country and world.  Some of that collaborative work is evidenced by presentations at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

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.

View 2021 winners

Physician-Scientist Training

Kyle MacQuarrie, MD, PhD, is a pediatric hematology oncology fellow at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He's taking part in Northwestern’s Physician-Scientist Training Program and is interested in the relationship between how normal cells grow, how the body grows, and how that goes awry in pediatric cancer.

Watch PSTP Video


View recent academic publications from our pediatric faculty.

View Publications

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