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.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 10/31/2020 5:00:01 PM
.@NiraPollock weighs in on the results from a study on #COVID19 infection levels in children via @usnews:
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.@johnbrownstein weighs in on the spike of #COVID-19 in Massachusetts with @ABCNews:
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.@DrAriBernstein weighs in on #climatechange and its impact on children: via @USATODAY
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Join @NYASciences for the 2020 #RossPrize in Molecular Medicine Symposium, honoring Adrian Krainer & featuring…
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Zhigang He, PhD, and team from @FMKirbyNeuro have discovered a way to restore myelin. Published @NeuroCellPress, th…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 10/30/2020 1:00:01 PM
New study from @NiraPollock and colleagues finds asymptomatic children with #COVID19 have a much lower viral burden…
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