What Our Research Means for Kids

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is committed to discovering treatments and cures for childhood diseases. Through our affiliation with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and other world-class research institutions, children benefit from basic, clinical and translational research — and from the best minds in medicine working together.

In cancer research, for example, Rady Children’s, UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are collaborating on treatments for childhood cancer, advancing medical knowledge and working toward the ultimate goal of improving cure rates. Rady Children’s is also part of the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest pediatric clinical trial organization in the world helping children with cancer.

In our Neurology Division, physician-scientists are using genome sequencing to identify mutations in rare and undiagnosed conditions, in which the brain does not develop or function properly.

At the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, researchers are conducting advanced stem cell research, with the goal of developing a cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes.

Currently, there are nearly 500 active clinical trials and other research studies by 132 investigators at Rady Children’s.

Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute

Further demonstrating our commitment to discovery is the establishment of a world-class pediatric research institute. The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine will assemble a team of world-class scientists, researchers and clinicians who will focus their talents on preventing, diagnosing, treating and curing childhood disease through genomics and systems medicine research.

The Institute will work closely with UC San Diego and establish relationships with other academic and research institutions, companies involved in genomics research and other children’s hospitals to advance the mission of the Institute. Learn more. 

Support Our Research

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s. To make a donation, click here.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
7920 Frost St., Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123-4282

Mailing Address:
3020 Children’s Way, MC 5074
San Diego, CA 92123-4282