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.

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.

Currently, there are more than 600 active research studies by more than 150 investigators at Rady Children’s; this includes more than 150 active clinical trials.

Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute

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

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