Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 5/23/2019 6:30:00 PM
Kids wait years longer for #cancer drugs – study finds a 6.5-year average delay in pediatric #clinicaltrials:…
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Study for Diabetes in Youth finds that new cases of Type 2 diabetes in children and teens increased by 4.8 percent…
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Pediatric cancer drug trials lag behind adult trials by a median of 6+ years – and that’s not OK, says Steven DuBoi…
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Studies suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy leads to a reduction of #depression symptoms. It’s imperative to…
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Steps toward better #fluvaccine not a “homerun,” but a solid hit in never-ending struggle against wily opponent:…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 5/22/2019 7:00:01 PM
.@BostonGlobe reports a #transplant team in Baltimore, which drew worldwide attention when a drone delivered a life…
At Boston Children’s Hospital we build on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science to translate daily our findings and those of others and fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer