Research Innovation


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Who We Are

The research arm of Lurie Children’s, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute helps us provide cutting-edge treatments and discover more effective ways to prevent and diagnose conditions that affect children’s health.

Our physicians and scientists are also faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our academic partner. Working closely together, our hospital, research institute and medical school train the next generation of pediatric specialists while advancing children's healthcare. 

Learn more about Stanley Manne and his gift.​​​


Read Our Research Blog

The research institute blog, From the Bench, is written by Philip M. Iannaccone, MD, PhD. Dr. Iannaccone's musings range from Mendelian inheritance to exactly how DNA controls human development. Stop by each week to see Dr. Iannaccone's take on research news, myths and surprises.  

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Summer scholarship awards

The Manne Research Institute and Lurie Children’s are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Robert Louis Katz Summer Scholars Program and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Summer Scholarship Award. The students, and their faculty mentors, will participate in an 8 week program to provide students with summer experience in research related to childhood health and disease. Read more.​

Shown above: A Katz Scholar experiencing a thermoregulatory sweat test.

Study examines management of hypertension in premature infants

 A Center for Community Health-funded study led by the Pediatric Practice Research Group at Lurie ​Children's documented screening practices and incidence of abnormally elevated blood pressure measurements in premature infants seen in 26 community practices. Reports generated by the study to participating practices that included study results and information needed to implement practice change were designed in collaboration with community clinicians. Read more.​

Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, Receives Prestigious Award

Head of the Hematology Section of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children's, Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, recently received the Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). Thompson was selected as the award recipient based on her significant achievements as a clinical researcher, physician scientist, teacher and mentor to improving outcomes for patients with nonmalignant hematological disorders, including sickle cell disease and thalassemia. She is the A. Watson and Sarah Armour Chair of Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.​ Thompson is also the Associate Director for Equity and Minority Health​ at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.