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.

Further demonstrating our commitment to discovery is our plan for a world-class pediatric research institute. This facility will be a central hub for all patient-based pediatric research — including clinical trials at Rady Children’s and UC San Diego — and bring together the top physician-scientists, epidemiologists, statisticians and bioinformaticists in one location.

Currently, there are 490 active clinical trials and other research studies by 132 investigators at Rady Children’s.

For Medical Professionals

View our latest Peds Focus research videos.

Support Our Research

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s. To make a donation, click here  and select “Research and Discovery” from the drop-down menu.

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