Who We Are

The research arm of Lurie Children’s, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute helps us provide cutting-edge treatments and discover more effective ways to prevent and diagnose conditions that affect children’s health.

Our physicians and scientists are also faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our academic partner. Working closely together, our hospital, research institute and medical school train the next generation of pediatric specialists while advancing children's healthcare. 

Learn more about Stanley Manne and his gift.​​​

Read Our Research Blog

The research institute blog, From the Bench, is written by Philip M. Iannaccone, MD, PhD. Dr. Iannaccone's musings range from Mendelian inheritance to exactly how DNA controls human development. Stop by each week to see Dr. Iannaccone's take on research news, myths and surprises.  


Improving trainees' knowledge and skills in minimally invasive surgery

A team of surgeons led by Katherine Barsness, MD, sought to determine if simulation-based education (SBE) could improve pediatric surgery trainees' knowledge about and comfort with performing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in infants and children. Read more.​

Handover from surgery to ICU proves sustainable

Five years after implementing a standardized protocol for handover of patients from cardiac sugery to the ICU, a team shows that the protocol continues to improve patient safety. The results, published in Pediatric Anesthesia, confirm that the improved handover process substantially reduced verbal information omissions and technical errors​. Read more.​

Friends of Prentice grants

Lurie Children's scientists are among the recipients of the Fiscal Year 2017 Friends of Prentice grants. The recipients are:

  • Laura Torchen, MD (Division of Endocrinology) - Predictors of PCOS: Origins of Increased Testosterone in High Risk Girls.
  • Jill Chang, MD (Division of Neonatology) - Evaluation of a New Murine Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction: A Powerful Model for Perturbed White Matter Development. Dr. Chang's mentor is Maria Dizon, MD, MSCI.
  • Sushmita G. Yallapragada, MD, MSc (Division of Neonatology) - The Role of FOXF1 in Placental Vascular Dysfunction and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Friends of Prentice is committed to superior healthcare spanning the full spectrum of a woman's life and funds leading edge initiatives that improve the quality of health for women and infants. Friends of Prentice works in parternship with Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Prentice Women's Hospital. The bridge shown at left connects Lurie Children's to Prentice.