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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

  • 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.

Research Highlights

New Vaccine Research Grant

CDC Awards Grant to the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

URMC will receive $5 million over 5 years from the CDC’s New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN). Geoffrey A. Weinberg, M.D. states this highly competitive award allows investigators to study the use of new vaccines and should benefit children locally and nationally.

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Awarded Grant to Research New Vaccines

Paciorkowski - Award

Researcher Discovers Gene Mutation Shining a Light on Seizure Disorders

Neurologist Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D. is being honored by the American Neurological Association for his research in developmental epilepsy, identifying a mutation in a gene called salt-inducible kinase 1 (SIK1), which may play a role in contributing to seizures.

Paciorkowski Recognized for Research in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Juvenile Arthritis Ultrasound

URMC Researchers Look for Alternate Treatments, for Juvenile Arthritis

Homaira Rahimi, M.D., M.S., and researchers are investigating disease mechanisms and treatments for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) an autoimmune disease affecting more than 70,000 children in the US.

URMC Researchers Look for Better Treatments, Cures for Juvenile Arthritis