Research Innovation


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​​  Discovery Newsletter

Who We Are

The research arm of Lurie Children’s, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute helps us provide cutting-edge treatments and discover more effective ways to prevent and diagnose conditions that affect children’s health.

Our physicians and scientists are also faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our academic partner. Working closely together, our hospital, research institute and medical school train the next generation of pediatric specialists while advancing children's healthcare. 

Learn more about Stanley Manne and his gift.​​​


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Bringing Lifestyle Factors into Precision Medicine

Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, and colleagues propose new nomenclature for social and environmental influences on health in an article in Clinical and Translational Science. “Although where a child lives and goes to school often has more bearing on his or her health than the genetic code, social and environmental factors get far less attention than the genetic influences in precision medicine research,” say Davis. Read more.​

Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Congratulations to our physicians and scientists
who have been appointed to or promoted in faculty positions at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As well as seeing patients, our physicians engage in scholarly activities, teach or sit on committees; similarly, our scientists conduct research and also pursue other scholarly activities. Lurie Children's is proud of the commitment our faculty have to caring for patients and pursuing a healthier future for all children. Read more.​

New Grant to Evaluate Home Health Care for Children with Medical Complexity

New faculty member Carolyn Foster, MD, MSHS (pictured at left) along with Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, epidemiologist Soyang Kwon, PhD, and Northwestern University's Medical Social Sciences psychometric scientist Aaron Kaat, PhD, received a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health​ to develop a patient and caregiver reported instrument to measure the access to and quality of home health care.

The research team will be working with local and national experts including Family Voices, a thought-leader in national advocacy for children with special health care needs, to identify the access and quality gaps in home care for this population.