Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research

Taking Pediatric Research to New Heights

Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research

Leading the way in the pursuit of new advances for the treatment of some of the world’s most debilitating childhood illnesses defines the work of the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research.

Established in 2007 through a groundbreaking gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Institute is evolving to be the cornerstone of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s research program. Our aim is to facilitate coordination, communication, and mentorship of scientists across disciplines and career stages and to be a leader in pediatric health care.

Located within the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center on UPMC Children’s main campus, the institute's faculty and programs are a part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

The Institute supports a team of Mellon Scholars who are assistant professors on the tenure stream at UPMC Children’s, across all divisions, to create and support a strong community of investigators.

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