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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 7/9/2020 8:00:00 PM
Researchers find that teens who sleep near high levels of #artificial light get less #sleep and increase their chan… https://t.co/wkzz9MxN4U
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/9/2020 6:00:00 PM
Annual screening with #mammography and breast MRI is recommended for #childhoodcancer survivors who received chest… https://t.co/0h2BNOx5Se
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/9/2020 4:00:01 PM
A recent study suggests lack of REM #sleep can impact life span: https://t.co/uXElThNRFT via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/9/2020 2:00:01 PM
A European study suggests that a healthy adult #coughs about 18 times per day. Learn more about why we cough and wh… https://t.co/GVhuzazW4C
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/8/2020 5:00:01 PM
Functional dyspepsia (#FD) is a common condition, but has no clear cause. More from @HarvardHealth: https://t.co/5ziopLoPZA
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/8/2020 3:00:00 PM
Researchers find that 1.6% of 2,000 #COVID19 patients experienced an ischemic #stroke: https://t.co/L6AoxjKqg6 via @medpagetoday
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