Department of Pediatrics: Research

Dr. Blanche Chavers and Researcher

Sustaining comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning.

Our research builds on more than 100 years of pioneering breakthroughs, including the first successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery.

We are acclaimed for our work in such areas as childhood cancer, stem cell therapies, global health, transplantation, type 1 diabetes, kidney disease, newborn care, and childhood health conditions that lead to chronic diseases in adults.

We rank eighth in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of pediatrics—underscoring our role as a leader in children’s health. 

Our Research Mission

The art and science of pediatric medicine and clinical practice must be advanced through research, where advances in basic knowledge ultimately lead to better understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.  Biomedical research is critical to advocacy in child health care.  The research mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to sustain comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning.

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Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
Learn more about our commitment to research ethics