Research

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute advances the health of children by turning scientific discoveries into medical innovations. The Institute fulfills Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP’s) long-standing dedication to pediatric research, and its endeavors are the embodiment of the Hospital's “bench to bedside” philosophy. The breakthroughs made at CHOP have improved the lives of countless children throughout the world, putting the institution on the course to pediatric research preeminence.

Today, research at Children's Hospital reflects the institution's commitment to improve children’s health through basic, translational and clinical research. With hundreds of investigators and a research staff in the thousands, the Research Institute focuses its groundbreaking research on diseases of childhood, including diabetes, neonatal seizures, pediatric cancer, hemophilia, pediatric heart disease, cystic fibrosis, nutrition disorders, hypercholesterolemia, intellectual and developmental disabilities, AIDS, sickle cell disease and many more. Among its distinguished investigators are numerous members of the Institute of Medicine, Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences, and NIH Merit Scholars.

 
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