Research Innovation


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​​  Discovery Newsletter

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.​​​


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Trauma-informed Care

Colleen Cicchetti, PhD, and the Center for Childhood Resilience worked with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis to develop the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act, which is designed to address the toxic stress and trauma that impacts many children from Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Read more.​

Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Congratulations to our physicians and scientists
who have been appointed to or promoted in faculty positions at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As well as seeing patients, our physicians engage in scholarly activities, teach or sit on committees; similarly, our scientists conduct research and also pursue other scholarly activities. Lurie Children's is proud of the commitment our faculty have to caring for patients and pursuing a healthier future for all children. 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.