Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute

Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, the research division of Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (Seattle), was established in 2006. [ [http://www.seattlechildrens.org/home/about_childrens/history.asp About Children's History] ] Children’s research campus encompasses nearly two adjacent city blocks with a total of 1.5 million developable square feet in downtown Seattle, near the heart of one of the nation’s most advanced biotechnology districts. [ [http://www.seattlechildrens.org/home/about_childrens/press_releases/2007/12/003030.asp "Seattle Children's Hospital Purchases Third Downtown Property For Research Campus"] Children's Press Release, 12/19/07.] Between 2003 and 2005, Children's nearly doubled its annual grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [ [http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2007/03/19/focus3.html "Seattle hospital aims to join nation's elite in pediatric research"] Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved on 1/01/08.] Children's research institute has 305 staff members, including 150 principal investigators focusing on infectious disease, cancer, immunology and many other areas. [2006 Academic Annual Report, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center]

Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute is organized into interdisciplinary research centers:
*Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
*Center for Childhood Cancer (FHCRC)
*Center for Childhood Infections and Prematurity Research
*Center for Clinical and Translational Research
*Center for Developmental Therapeutics
*Center for Genetics and Development (UW)
*Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies
*Center for Neuroscience
*Center for Tissue and Cell Sciences

In 2004, the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics was established and became the first bioethics program in the United States to focus on pediatrics issues with a broad mission of research, consultation, education and training. [2006 Academic Annual Report, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center]

References

External links

* [http://research.seattlechildrens.org/ Research at Children's]
* [http://www.seattlechildrens.org/ Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center]


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