Areas of Focus

From cutting-edge basic research, Penn State Children’s Hospital engages in research aimed at understanding, treating, and ultimately eliminating childhood disease.

Research at the Children’s Hospital includes basic science and clinical investigation in a wide spectrum of pediatric fields and involves the University Park campus. This research aims to reduce morbidity and increase the success of treatment of many childhood diseases.

Our research programs include:

Pediatric cardiovascular research

The goal of the Center for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research is to minimize the negative effects of cardiovascular operations and cardiopulmonary bypass in neonates, infants, and children through the development of novel technologies and methodologies. Researchers focus particularly on reducing the associated morbidity of cerebral, myocardial, pulmonary, and renal injury.