Read the Latest Research News from Children's
Cancer Research Shows Impact of Precision Medicine
A recent study shows 85% of kids with refractory cancer are likely to receive more precise clinical care with genetic testing.
Emory Pediatrics Ranks in Top Five for NIH Grants
More than $53 million in federal funds enable advances to target childhood diseases.
How Is Children’s Leading Innovative Research?
Without innovative medical research, we wouldn’t have knowledge of or access to lifesaving treatments available to patients today. And without collaboration with our academic and scientific partners, our healthcare institution wouldn’t be prepared to tackle the many medical issues our specialized pediatric doctors see each and every day.
In collaboration with our metro Atlanta partners, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric research studies are conducted by our physicians, scientists, and a mix of other clinical practitioners and academics. These researchers seek to answer questions about the health of our patient population, which includes infants, toddlers, teens and young adults up to 21 years old. Some studies involve an innovative medical treatment, such as a new medicine, medical instrument or test, while others focus on a new technique or innovative clinical method.
By using what we discover through clinical trials and studies, Children’s provides current evidence-based quality care to children and helps make sure our doctors and clinical staff—as well as medical professionals worldwide—know about recent breakthroughs in pediatric care.
Our research covers everything from a better understanding of how a cell and its molecular machinery work (basic research) to applying this knowledge to pediatric diseases in the lab (translational research) and exploring new medical strategies and treatments in children (clinical trials), as well as looking at large groups of children with a particular disease to better understand it (epidemiological studies).
Unprecedented Discoveries, Global Impact
Researchers at Children’s and Emory have shown what it takes to combat a pandemic. Unprecedented discoveries in COVID-19 have had a global impact while our standard research program has continued to achieve significant milestones, including a $31 million grant for the Marcus Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies.Read Our Research Report
Our Pediatric Research Partners
We work with neighboring academic and scientific institutions to answer questions about the most difficult childhood medical conditions through research. Collaborations with the following institutions have helped shape groundbreaking research for decades:
Pediatric research at Children's
Research is an important part of the Children’s mission. We work with our neighboring academic and scientific institutions to answer questions about the most difficult childhood medical conditions.
COVID-19 Biomarker Discovery
No reliable biomarker for predicting COVID-19 and MIS-C severity was available until a serendipitous discovery was made by the Children’s Pediatric Neurotrauma Lab.
A Closer Look at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Drs. Andi Shane and Evan Anderson
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tests COVID-19 Diagnostics for NIH
Using 3D Printing to Create Biological Heart Valves for Kids
Fellowships, Residencies and Internships
Choosing Children’s for your fellowship, residency or internship enables you to collaborate with some of the best academic and medical research centers in the country while also gaining experience at one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare systems. Learn more about our programs.
Shaping tomorrow’s care
By collaborating with our neighboring academic and scientific institutions, as well as building a transformative North Druid Hills campus that will include a new hospital, Children’s is focused on the future of pediatric research and treatment.TAKE A PEEK