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. 

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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.  


Gamechanger for epilepsy

Northwestern Medicine Magazine

Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, Lorna S. and James P. Langdon Chair in Pediatric Neurology, Linda Laux, MD and Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH are clinicians who treat epilepsy in pediatric and adult patients. They are playing an important role as part of the new epilepsy research center at Northwestern Medicine. Nordli and Laux are pictured above.

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Quality of life measurement in infantile hemangioma

Infantile hemangiomas (IH) are benign cutaneous tumors that grow primarily in the first year of life. The appearance of IH in the first few months of life can invoke parental emotions of anxiety, worry and loss. Sarah Chamlin, MD, Dermatology, is first author on a publication in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that sought to develop and validate a disease-specific Infantile Hemangioma Quality-of-Life (IH-QoL) instrument for measuring the quality of life in both young children and their parents.

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Bharat Bhushan receives Young Investigator Award

The executive committee of AAPIOS (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – Sleep) has unanimously chosen to honor Bharat Bhushan, PhD with the Young Investigator Award for 2015. This award is a recognition of Bhushan's tireless efforts in both bench and clinical research in the field of sleep medicine.  One of the objectives and the mission of AAPIOS is to provide a platform and forum for interaction among sleep physicians in India with their counterparts in the United States and to recognize and honor those who contribute to the field. The award ceremony occurred during SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual APSS (Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC) meeting in Seattle on June 7. Bhushan is Research Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a member of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Lurie Children's.