Research Areas

The investigators, staff and trainees of Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute contribute to the programs in basic research, translational medicine and centers of excellence. A primary goal of the research institute is to facilitate research leading to the most advanced pediatric health care.

Biomedical research is conducted throughout Lurie Children’s departments, divisions, programs and centers of excellence. The collaborative spirit that our academic environment supports helps to make research progress and biomedical breakthroughs possible.   

Bench research is conducted in laboratories using a variety of model systems and techniques. This type of research seeks to answer fundamental questions about health and disease, including medical conditions, human development and genetics. Clinical research is conducted using observational and Institutional Review Board-approved studies that seek to find the best medicines, devices and other therapies for specific conditions. In most cases, volunteers are recruited to participate in these studies.

Manne Research Institute’s research areas are comprised of three pillars: research programs, departments and centers of excellence.

Research Programs

Manne Research Institute’s programs are comprised of six robust and complex groups that focus on scientific, translational medicine and children’s health research. Our programs include:

Research Departments

Physician-scientists and researchers with appointments in Lurie Children’s departments and divisions conduct research in collaboration with partners at Lurie Children’s, the research institute and other institutions. Our departments include:

See a full list of our research departments.

Centers of Excellence

The interdisciplinary centers of excellence target specific child health issues, and represent areas that either complement programmatic scope or cross program boundaries. Our centers include: