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



Jill Halterman

In an attempt to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check, Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., has developed a study which combines giving students their medications at school with motivational counseling.
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Investigator Receives
Research Award

Research Award - Steiner

Laurie Steiner M.D., received a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes Foundation. The award helps young scientists start their own  projects related to the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Visit Laurie Steiner M.D. for more about her lab and research.
Basic Science

Mouse Model

A newly developed mouse model may offer insight into research for the treatment of autism. “It’s a long way from a mouse model to a successful treatment in humans, but this is a good clue.” said Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
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Golisano Children's Hospital Development

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.