Pediatric Research Collaboration and Scientific Investigation Improve the Health of Children Worldwide Developing Vaccines and Treatments to Prevent Illness and Make Children Healthier Researching Ways to Reduce Healthcare Disparities and Improve Outcomes Bringing Discoveries and Innovations from Bench to Bedside 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. Research Highlights Why Do Extreme Preemies Have a Better Chance of Survival Today? A twenty-year study shows survival improvements are likely attributed to changes in medical care for both mothers and babies. Some of the factors studied include the use of lung developing steroids, less aggressive ventilation and more cesareans. Extreme Preemies Have a Better Chance of Survival Today Can the Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccines be Improved? In a pandemic, when time is of the essence, anything that shortens the time to immune protection – like giving one vaccine instead of two – will significantly limit a pandemic’s spread. A vaccine that boosts HA-specific CD4 T cells before a pandemic could help do that. Can Boosting CD4 T Cells Improve the Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccines? The Transition from the Hospital to Home Can be Difficult Parents caring for children discharged from the hospital face many stressors and can feel they are “in a fog” that may make it harder for them to process important information, according to a new study. Parents may be in a fog when children come home from hospital.