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Research and Innovation

Since 1961, Children’s Health℠ has been the primary pediatric clinical partner for UT Southwestern, one of the leading medical education and biomedical research institutions in the country.

In addition to extending our academic mission of teaching the next generation of doctors and advancing patient care through research, this partnership affords our patients access to world-renowned expertise in every aspect of pediatric care.

Led by faculty from UT Southwestern, the research at Children’s Health seeks to find better cures and treatments for kids. In fact, current research at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the flagship hospital of Children’s Health, focuses on a number of critical areas in pediatric health including:

  • Cardiology 
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Nephrology
  • Hematology & Oncology 
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Urology

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Clinical Trials

At Children’s Health and UT Southwestern, research is a way of life and a way to better care. On a daily basis, physicians and scientists actively engage in clinical trials that focus on a number of critical areas in pediatric health.

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Research Institute at UT Southwestern

Established in 2011, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) combines the clinical expertise of Children’s Medical Center Dallas with the scientific excellence of UT Southwestern. With research efforts focused on regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism, CRI is making groundbreaking advances in science and medicine.