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 4/7/2020 7:00:00 PM
Researchers find that infants benefit from #hugs rather than a hold: via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/7/2020 5:00:00 PM
What's the difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks? @USNewsHealth highlights different types of…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM
"While political leaders have locked their borders, scientists have been shattering theirs, creating a global colla…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/6/2020 9:00:00 PM
The work to find a #COVID19 vaccine continues and @levy_o and Dr. Dowling are in the thick of it: via @thecrimson
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/6/2020 8:00:01 PM
Digital manufacturers are stepping in to crank out nasal swabs, ventilator parts, and more as critical supply chain…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/6/2020 7:00:00 PM
Diet, #stress, and alcohol intake are all triggers for getting a #headache: via @HarvardHealth
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