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Gifts that Help Find Cures

Where basic science turns into cures.

Why Give to Research…Ackerman at microscope

Every day, dedicated researchers — across UR Medicine and throughout the University of Rochester — are working to improve the health of our most vulnerable patients: infants and children. Our research has helped children around the world lead healthy lives, from the discovery of lung surfactant to help premature babies survive, to the development of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine to prevent one of the most common forms of bacterial meningitis in children, and many other serious diseases of childhood.

Building on this legacy of world-class discoveries, research in areas related to children’s health at the University of Rochester continues to make a significant impact across the nation and around the world. However, there is much more work to be done.

Bricks and mortar are vital to providing the state-of-the-art care and healing environment that children need when they are ill; an environment like the one to be found in our new Golisano Children’s Hospital. But our children’s hospital is more than bricks and mortar. It is a home that encourages the partnership of pediatricians and researchers to prevent, treat — and ultimately cure — childhood diseases and illnesses.

With the completion of the first phase of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2015, our goal is to create one focal point — a children’s research institute — for basic, translational and clinical research programs involving investigators in the Department of Pediatrics, UR Medicine, the University’s graduate schools, and community organizations in Upstate New York. An institute would provide the rich, supportive environment needed to expand our role as a national leader in children’s health related research through collaborative, multi-disciplinary scientific investigation, as well as train the next generation of scientific leaders in pediatric medicine.

With your support, we could become the institution in the country that develops new life-saving discoveries and better treatments for children with severe and chronic illnesses, and serves as the national model for pediatric care.

Make a gift now.