At the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, we are committed to providing the best possible care for children. One of the ways we do this is through research--the discovery and application of new scientific knowledge.
Medical research can be very time-consuming--and demands considerable coordination and effort. To sustain groundbreaking research programs that enrich patient care, we have established the University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences.
The institute--the first of its kind in the country--is dedicated to improving children's health through organized, team-based research of how genes influence diseases. The institute's full-time researchers work with doctors and other faculty members to:
- Develop new ways to diagnose and treat childhood diseases
- Better understand the cause of diseases
- Identify why some children develop diseases and others don't
- Determine why some treatments work for some but not others
- Help prevent diseases in children