Historical Research Partnerships Position Children’s for Excellence
With three hospitals across metro Atlanta and four scientific and academic partners, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is well positioned to make new discoveries for a healthier tomorrow. Many of our physicians practice medicine at the bedside while also investigating potential treatments in the lab through clinical trials and research studies. We accomplish this through partnerships with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Beginning in 1956, Children’s Egleston Hospital, formerly known as Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, and Emory University first established a pediatric teaching relationship. It has developed to facilitate leading-edge pediatric research, training and innovation. Discoveries made in pediatrics and supported by Children’s at the Emory-Children’s Center and Health Sciences Research Building on Emory University’s campus are translated into lifesaving treatments at Children’s.
Led by Lucky Jain, MD, MBA, Chief Academic Officer at Children’s and Chair of the Emory University Department of Pediatrics, several laboratories are pursuing basic, translational and clinical research with physician researchers and scientists employed by Children’s and Emory University. More than 380 researchers are applying their investigational treatments at Children’s while also holding academic appointments and teaching at Emory University. These physicians, scientists and researchers also train residents through the Children’s and Emory University Pediatric Residency Program.
In addition, many clinical problems our physicians face may have a technological solution. Our academic partnership with Georgia Tech through the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center brings our clinical experts together with Georgia Tech scientists and engineers to develop these solutions for the health and care of children. The center provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. These collaborations bring advancements to the clinic and bedside, enhancing the lives of children, teens and young adults.
Our collaborations in research also include the neighboring Morehouse School of Medicine and the CDC. These elite collaborations help make Children’s a leader in pediatric discovery. Learn more about our academic and scientific partners, including:
- Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Children’s is one of the largest freestanding healthcare systems in the country. Emory University is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Together, we share a passion for pediatric innovation and advancements.
Our Latest Research Advancements
NIH Awards $18.2 Million to Continue Verification
A total of $54 million has been awarded to Children’s, Emory University and Georgia Tech for RADx projects to continue verification for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
Urging the Start of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Kids
Evan Anderson, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician at Children’s, says the COVID-19 for kids could facilitate a return to school.
Treating Brain Tumors With a STAT3 Inhibitor
This therapy inhibits a key regulator of brain tumors while also activating the immune response.
Clinical trials are key to helping find cures
Research is an important part of the Children’s mission. We work with our neighboring academic and scientific institutions to answer questions about the most difficult childhood medical conditions.