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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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

Boston Children's Hospital Innovation

BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/25/2020 9:00:00 PM
According to the @AmerAcadPeds, children now account for 11% of confirmed #COVID19 cases in the U.S. Read more on t…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/25/2020 5:00:01 PM
A new take on individual differences in physiology, disease susceptibility, and drug responses looks at how mutatio…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/25/2020 4:00:02 PM
Could poverty negate the progress made with new #childhoodcancer treatments? Two studies, in @JNCI_Now and…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/25/2020 3:00:03 PM
Inspired by sticky slug secretions, a new adhesive gel is strong, flexible, and ideal for sealing wounds even on we…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/24/2020 9:00:01 PM
Even among children receiving advanced #cancer care, #poverty predicts more relapse and death. Two studies find thi…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/24/2020 7:00:01 PM
Did you know the #mRNA technology behind @moderna_tx’s promising #COVID19 vaccine began largely in @BostonChildrens…
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

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