The departments at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are closely tied to the Research Institute, many with significant research components. Their laboratory efforts led by Principal Investigators result in the state-of-the-art medical care.

Division of Neonatology

The ongoing research programs in the Division of Neonatology encompass basic science, clinical studies, and health services/health policy research. The common goal of these efforts is to improve our understanding of the causes and optimal therapies for diseases affecting newborns. Investigators involved in these studies have expertise in clinical trials, neonatal lung disease, neonatal immunology, cardiovascular development, proteomics, nitric oxide biology, neurodevelopment and fetal origins of adult diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
 
Detailed information regarding Division of Neonatology research resources available can be found on the Divisions research website,
 
http://neonatology.research.chop.edu/

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Services

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Services includes a wide range of research activities, such as the use of transgenic mice and mice and human stem cells to model human brain development in normal and disease-like conditions, the study of genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders, and the development of new approaches for optimizing the education of children with ADD in public schools. The ultimate goal of this research, whether focused on genes, brain circuitry, psychosocial influences on behavior, or on combinations of these, the is to improve both the immediate health and the developmental trajectory of children in our care.