Translational research programs
Based on the concept of translational research, Children's Research Institute is designed to take clinical problems from patients' bedsides to the laboratory. Laboratory discoveries are then converted into new treatments, preventions, therapies and cures for patients.
Each research program has a critical and integral role in the present and future development of interdisciplinary translational research at Children's Research Institute.
Children's Research Institute focuses on eight basic themes that promise to improve the health of children as dramatically as the discovery of antibiotics did a century ago. These eight themes are:
- Behavioral Health.
- Cancer, Immunology and Host Response.
- Cardiovascular Biology.
- Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes.
- Community Health and Prevention.
- Developmental and Cell Biology.
- Health Services.
Nursing research. The goal of nursing research at Children's Hospital and Health System is to promote an evidence-based model of research to provide the best pediatric care.