Every new medicine, medical technology, or treatment we rely on today stems from one collective source: research. Scientific research is intrinsic to the advancement of healthcare; without it there would be no new treatments or cures.
And it’s what we do here at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. For more than 80 years we’ve been a pioneer in our field, growing from a small lab in the hospital’s basement into a world-class organization. Our unwavering dedication to improving the lives of children has made us the preeminent pediatric research institution in the world.
Supported by a staff in the thousands, more than 500 investigators are carrying out hundreds of innovative and groundbreaking studies in a variety of areas, including AIDS, autism, cancer, cardiology, genetics, safety, and cardiology, just to name a few. Their inspiring work is helping to change the future of pediatric health everywhere. In addition to conducting some of the most cutting-edge research today, many of our investigators also serve as respected leaders in their fields.
The work featured on our blog, Cornerstone, reflects our drive to “go first and be first” in advancing the health of children by turning scientific discovery into medical innovation. Our bloggers — investigators, clinicians, and science writers — report and comment on the exciting, stimulating work we do every day, and what that research may mean for you.
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