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Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is organized not only by clinical departments but also by scientific discipline. Extending beyond the traditional academic structure, the Institute’s Centers of Emphasis and Affinity Groups foster interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

The Institute continues its dedication to translating innovative research findings to outstanding patient care. Part of the significant investment in translational research includes funding for the Institute’s Centers of Emphasis. These centers target their efforts and resources to areas that promise to have the greatest impact on translating basic research findings to medical innovations.

The Institute’s Affinity Groups support the interdisciplinary nature of our cutting-edge research agenda. Investigators are grouped by scientific interest rather than traditional administrative structures.

In addition, our investigators also benefit from the services provided by the Institute’s numerous core facilities, which provide researchers with sophisticated equipment, knowledgeable advisors, and experienced support staff to facilitate discovery.