Pediatric Research

Support for research fuels pediatric scientific discovery at the Children’s Research Center of Michigan (CRCM, in affiliation with the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University) along with other pediatric research initiatives. Advances in the development of new techniques in pediatric medical care and the treatment of diseases come as the result of research and careful study.

Pediatric research programs are supported from “bench to bedside.” Donations support basic pediatric research, where physicians and scientists study disease at the molecular or cellular level in state-of-the-art laboratories, translational research to develop practical applications for scientific discoveries, and clinical research at the patients’ bedside. Funding for important endowed chair positions further supports these research initiatives.

The Foundation currently supports several research programs* that will enhance our understanding of the progress of disease in children, improve outcomes in children, and lead to the development of exciting new treatments:

  • Asthma Research to Improve Outcomes
  • Children’s Research Center of Michigan – Immune Response in Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Children’s Research Center of Michigan – Neuroscience Research
  • Children’s Research Center of Michigan – Translational Research for Myeloid Leukemia in Down Syndrome Children
  • Congenital Heart Defects Treatment Research
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Home Visitation Model Effectiveness Research
  • Hydrocephalus Shunt Registry Research
  • Immunotherapy in Solid Tumors Research
  • Leukemia Therapy Research
  • Neuroscience Research on Nervous System Development
  • Patient and Family Centered Care Model Effectiveness Research
  • Pediatric Bipolar Research
  • Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Research
  • Tourette Syndrome Mechanisms and Treatments Research
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Research

*Not all programs are listed

Learn more about how the Foundation is Making a Difference by visiting the additional pages below:
Community Benefit

Pediatric Medical Education