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Pediatric 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. A little over a decade ago there were very few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. Although our research has made significant strides in these areas, our work is far from finished. Now our challenge is to help young patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. Our goals for the future are to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illnesses.

Research Highlights

McGraw, Olugboji Receive Furth Awards

Matthew McGraw and Tolulope (Tolu) Olugboji This year’s recipients of the Furth Awards are Matthew McGraw, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics’ Pulmonary Division, and Tolulope (Tolu) Olugboji, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Read more about their research.

2020 Satcher Awards

The Satcher Awards Celebrate Community Health Improvement efforts. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., is the 16th surgeon general of the United States, a URMC alum and the awards’ namesake.

The Center for Community Health & Prevention celebrates this year's four URMC honorees and their award-winning efforts. The annual awards recognize URMC faculty and staff for their significant contributions to community health through research, teaching, practice or service programs.  Susan Hetherington, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Education; Director, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was one of four awardees this year.