Research Areas

Many Directions with a Common Purpose

Research and clinical care go hand in hand at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

To a great extent, our research areas parallel our primary hospital divisions. Each of our many research programs is focused on an important problem in pediatric medicine and uses the most advanced cellular and molecular technologies and tools. Explore some of our key research areas by using the dropdown box below.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric research institutions, Children’s has, at any given time, an expansive team of investigators engaged in several hundred projects. These studies range from basic laboratory research to comprehensive multi-center clinical trials in pursuit of new medical therapies. Whether clinical studies or basic laboratory research, the work supports a key plank in Children’s mission: to advance our knowledge about pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention and treatment of pediatric disease.