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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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$388 million in total research funding FY2018 — #1 NIH funding for pediatric research

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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.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 4:00:00 PM
A system developed by @BostonChildrens' @m_rashidian1 and Hidde Ploegh could help track #tumor response to PD-1 blo… https://t.co/PODh2GWGHC
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/23/2020 2:00:04 PM
.@BostonChildrens' Dr. Aaron Bernstein participated in a panel discussion that focused on the health impacts of… https://t.co/2sLrMdnShM
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/22/2020 6:28:13 PM
RT @BCH_HeartCenter: The CAMEO tool: Capturing the complex nature of pediatric #nursing. Learn more about this breakthrough here: https://t…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/22/2020 6:28:05 PM
RT @DDNewsOnline: ICYMI: Researchers develop rapid #CRISPR-based #diagnostics for #malaria, useful in low-resource settings Able to detect…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/22/2020 2:00:02 PM
The beautiful #brain: x-ray holographic #nanotomography (XNH) helps visually untangle neural circuits:… https://t.co/IT3GRTChOy
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/22/2020 1:19:16 PM
RT @BrightHorizons: What parents should know about sending kids #backtoschool amid #fluseason and #COVID19. @GMA welcomes Bright Horizons p…
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