Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern


Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is a unique joint venture with a distinct integrative approach to research which builds upon the comprehensive clinical expertise of Children’s Health℠ and the internationally recognized scientific excellence of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute was established in 2011 with a mission to perform transformative biomedical research and better understand the biological basis of disease, seeking breakthroughs that can change scientific fields and yield new strategies for treating disease.

Located in Dallas, Texas at the nearby University of Texas Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute creates interdisciplinary groups of exceptional scientists and physicians to pursue research at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism. Together, these fields hold uncommon potential for discoveries that can establish groundbreaking advances in science and medicine.

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute’s enhanced collaboration with UT Southwestern translates scientific advances into outstanding patient care and continues to jointly push the frontiers of pediatric medicine. 


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As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical staff at Children’s Health℠ conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.