John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

The John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has long been the hub of pediatric research in Pittsburgh. The original building in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, dedicated in June 1990, was funded by a $15 million federal grant and a $3 million endowment contributed by Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos. In October 2008, the new John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, located on Children’s Hospital’s new 10-acre hospital campus in Lawrenceville, opened its doors to one of the fastest growing pediatric research programs in the country.  Learn more facts about this research facility by reviewing its fast facts.

State-of-the-Art Facility

The 300,000-square-foot home for Children’s research is designed around the concept of the open laboratory. The flexible central lab space encourages interaction and the sharing of equipment. Laboratory desks and offices are adjacent to windows ensuring extensive natural light. The space accommodates 70 principal investigators and supports biomedical research, including genomics, cellular imaging, signal transduction, structural biology, immunology and neuro-science, among other fields.

While seven of the center’s 10 stories are dedicated to medical research activities, it also houses a conference center with flexible space and state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. In addition, it is home to the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research, established in 2007 with a gift of $23 million from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.