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Shaping the future of pediatric medicine

For 150 years, Boston Children’s has embodied a culture of scientific investigation that has shaped pediatric medicine and changed children’s lives. This legacy continues today as we lead the world in pediatric research, empowering clinicians and scientists to challenge the status quo and seek better answers for our patients.

Our research enterprise is the world's largest and most highly-funded pediatric hospital. In FY2022, we received more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other children’s hospital in the nation. We perform research in a vast range of specialties, revolutionizing treatments for children with common conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, to children with rare and complex disorders.

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Boston Children's leads or participates in hundreds of clinical trials. Use this database to find out which trials are recruiting, who can enroll and more.

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Institutional Centers for Clinical & Translational Research

A central hub of resources to support the Boston Children’s research community through guidance on planning, designing, implementing and reporting.

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A heart valve that grows along with a child could reduce invasive surgeries

Clinical trials have started for the first prosthetic pulmonary valve replacement that is specifically designed for children and can expand over time inside a child’s anatomy.

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Rethinking the need for ADOS testing to diagnose autism in young children

ADOS testing is now considered the gold standard for diagnosing autism. This study finds that trained developmental-behavioral pediatricians can make the diagnosis without ADOS testing, potentially reducing wait times.

Learn more about ADOS testing to diagnose autism

AI could change the way we look at hip preservation

A new innovation, Virtual Hip, uses artificial intelligence to convert data from clinical notes and radiological images into a comprehensive view of a patient’s hip.

Learn more about AI with hip preservation