Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

Boston Children's Hospital Innovation

BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/26/2020 11:30:01 PM
“If our preclinical results hold up in human testing, this could transform the field.” New bileaflet heart valve ac…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/26/2020 6:30:01 PM
Breakthrough #heart valve – with just two leaflets rather than three – could be the only one a child needs, and cou…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/26/2020 5:00:01 PM
.@PQS_LWW uses @BostonChildrens #NICU to implement new guidelines to help ensure sufficient #iron levels in preemie…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/26/2020 4:00:00 PM
Researchers find that a weak #heart can affect #brain structure: via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/26/2020 3:30:01 PM
A surprising new #heartvalve design could allow children to keep the same prosthetic valve until adulthood:…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 2/25/2020 9:00:00 PM
.@CNN reports the @US_FDA approved a drug to treat high #cholesterol that works differently than statins:
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer