A Distinguished History of Bold Breakthroughs
It’s hard to imagine that in 1922, the Hospital established its first research laboratory in a single room in its basement. Today, the Research Institute is home to one of the largest pediatric research programs in the country solving the most challenging problems in children’s health. We propel scientific discovery by connecting unparalleled resources from the main hospital, to the Raymond G. Perelman campus, to the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, to Penn’s facilities, to community-based research partnerships. Modern science is truly a team sport. Our Research Administration and Operations staff create a high-performing environment that supports our 525 investigators and a research staff in the thousands. We cultivate a diverse workforce and inclusive environment, where all of our employees are valued, fully engaged, compassionate, and able to reach their fullest career potential.
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Guided By Science
The Research Institute's Senior Leadership Team embraces our ICARE values — integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence — and empowers the research community to cultivate a sustainable strategic plan that leads the way to understanding causes, finding cures, and developing novel therapeutics and devices for rare and complex pediatric diseases.
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Chief Scientific Strategy Officer
Assistant Vice President and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Senior Vice President for Research Administration and Operations
Vice President, Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Vice President, Technology Transfer, Commercialization, and Research Contracts
Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Associate Vice President and Chief Research Informatics Officer