Areas of Focus
From cutting-edge basic research, Penn State Health 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:
- Barbara A. Miller, MD, Lab (Pediatric Cancer Research)
- Center for Host Defense, Inflammation, and Lung Disease Research (CHILD)
- Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research
- Neonatal Development Collaborative
- Pediatric Cardiovascular Research
- Pediatric Clinical Research Office
- Pediatric Innovation Program
- Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Program
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.