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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 UC 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.

Our Neurology Division has used 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, physician-scientists are conducting advanced stem cell research, with the goal of developing a cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes.

Our Pulmonary/Respiratory and Urology divisions are collaborating with the laboratory of Rob Knight, Ph.D., (UC San Diego) to investigate the role of the microbiome in pediatric respiratory and urinary conditions.

The Department of Rehabilitation/ Physical Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital collaborates with the Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) to enhance treatments and results for individuals with cerebral palsy.

Currently, there are more than 890 active research studies by more than 230 investigators at Rady Children’s; this includes more than 200 active clinical trials.

Genomic Institute

Further demonstrating our commitment to discovery is the establishment of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Through rapid whole genome sequencing, the Institute is transforming the lives of critically ill babies and children at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Informational Videos

The Office for Human Research Protections has created a series of short videos with basic information about research. These videos are intended to help potential participants understand how research works, what questions they should consider asking and things to think about when deciding whether to participate in a study. Click here.

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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