Department of Pediatrics - Research

Pediatric Research

  • Research Expertise

    Collaboration and Scientific Investigation Improve the Health of Children Worldwide

  • Developing Vaccines and Treatments to Prevent Illness and Make Children Healthier

  • Health Services Research

    Researching Ways to Reduce Healthcare Disparities and Improve Outcomes

  • Translational Research

    Bringing Discoveries and Innovations from Bench to Bedside

  • Teaching

    Developing Future Scientists Through Mentorship, Unlocking the Potential of Our Trainees

Our research has improved the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. A decade ago there were few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. We have made a difference in these areas. However, our work is far from done. Our challenge now is to help our patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. We aim to discover how to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illness. Explore our research and learn more about how we plan to improve child health through research.

Happening Now

Community-Based Research

Rochester offers a unique opportunity for University researchers to directly partner with the community to investigate novel programs to improve the health of children.
Read Why Rochester Offers a Unique Opportunity
Research Award

Dr. Laurie Steiner has been awarded a Basil O'Conner Research Award to study molecular mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of erythropoietin for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a new potential therapy.
Explore Dr. Steiner's Research
Research Collaborations

It is our hope in the Department of Pediatrics to encourage researchers in a variety of disciplines to collaborate and bring new skills and methods to children's research.
Read about Opportunities for Collaboration



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Our Research is Expanding

NACHRI recently ranked the Department of Pediatrics 15th in NIH funding based on total dollars awarded. Five years ago our ranking was 27th, demonstrating a significant increase.