Centers of Emphasis

Ten transdisciplinary Centers of Emphasis (COEs) strengthen our scientific capacity to advance the understanding and improvement of child health. Led by faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, they promote integration and collaboration to enhance research productivity and growth. Get to know our COEs and how they engage with community stakeholders and beyond to disseminate knowledge gained from this critical research.

Discovering the genetic causes of both common and rare childhood diseases and translating findings into medical innovations.

Exploring the causes of autism, developing treatments, supporting families, and providing world-class training for the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

Improving cure rates and decreasing side effects for children, adolescents, and young adults.

Provides a single, consolidated resource for investigators interested in pharmacologic endeavors.

Driving biological discoveries and medical innovations by integrating genomics, big data, and computing.

Transforming the healthcare discovery ecosystem by providing innovative care for all children through collaborative, data-driven science.

Translating research into action to keep children, teens, and young adults safe from injury.

Advancing the understanding of, and potential treatments for, a multitude of disorders and diseases by focusing on mitochondria.

Using clinical effectiveness research to discover and disseminate knowledge about best practices in the management of pediatric disease.

Achieving optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

Understanding, developing, and applying gene and related cell and nucleic acid therapies to find cures for debilitating disorders.