Four locations

Children's Memorial Research Center
four locations

 Who we are

Established in 1986, Children's Memorial Research Center is the research arm of Children's Memorial Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The research center is also one of 29 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes of the Feinberg School, where principal investigators who are part of the research center are full-time faculty members.

Over 200 investigators, 500 staff and numerous trainees contribute to the six growing programs in basic research and translational medicine:

  1. Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program
  2. Clinical & Translational Research Program
  3. Developmental Biology Program
  4. Human Molecular Genetics Program
  5. The Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program
  6. Neurobiology Program

In addition, there are ten centers of excellence:

  1. Center for Clinical Trials Research
  2. Center for Community Partnerships & Health Promotion
  3. Center for Digestive Diseases and Immunobiology
  4. Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Pediatric Critical Illness & Injury
  5. Center for Neuroblastoma Research
  6. Center on Obesity Management and Prevention
  7. Chicago City-wide FOCIS Center of Excellence
  8. Children's HIV/AIDS Program
  9. Falk Brain Tumor Research Center
  10. Pediatric Practice Research Group