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Center for Children's Health Research

  • Researching Ways to Reduce Healthcare Disparities and Improve Outcomes

  • Translational Research

    Bringing Discoveries and Innovations from Bench to Bedside

  • Research Expertise

    Collaboration and Scientific Investigation Improve the Health of Children Worldwide

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

  • Teaching

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

For Faculty and Staff
View COVID-19 information for researchers and research administrators from the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA). This has information for research that includes notices from research sponsors and University-internal guidance. It is critical to pay attention to the instructions on social distancing in University research labs.
Also see, URMC's Guidance for ResearchersThe site provides guidance for labs, human and animal studies, and for students conducting research.

Our research helps improve the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. Not long ago there were few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. Our research has made significant strides in these areas. Today our challenge is to help young patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. Our goals are to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illnesses.

Research Spotlight

The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Announces 2022-2023 President

HOUSTON, May 31, 2022 - The SPR is pleased to announce Kate Ackerman, M.D., M.B.A., as the society’s new president for the 2022-2023 term. Dr. Ackerman, is Senior Vice Chair, Innovation & Integration, University of Rochester. Read more about the SPR announcement.

PAS Conference Update

Our pediatric faculty, trainees and staff recently enjoyed the annual Pediatric Academic Societies conference. Department Chair and Physician-in-Chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital Dr. Pat Brophy was the Conference Program Chair, Senior Vice Chair Dr. Kate Ackerman was installed as President-Elect of the Society for Pediatric Research, and we hosted a highly successful Exhibit. We had more than 60 scientific and academic presentations. Some of the topics are introduced in these preview videos.

Pediatric Research News