Research Innovation


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​​  Discovery Newsletter

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.  

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Supporting our researchers


The Manne Research Institute is happy to announce the Spring 2017 Internal Grant Award (IGA) recipients. The IGA program is providing over $300,000 in awards during this cycle so that researchers will have the resources to develop projects that will lead to highly competitive extramural applications for sustained research support. Read more.​

Manne Research Institute scientists awarded ARCC grants

Matt Davis, MD, MAPP, and Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, are recipients of seed grants from the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC). Each grant goes to a partnership that includes a member of a local community-based organization and a scientist from Northwestern University. The grants support the development and growth of community-engaged research partnerships. Read more.​

Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, Receives Prestigious Award

Head of the Hematology Section of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children's, Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, recently received the Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). Thompson was selected as the award recipient based on her significant achievements as a clinical researcher, physician scientist, teacher and mentor to improving outcomes for patients with nonmalignant hematological disorders, including sickle cell disease and thalassemia. She is the A. Watson and Sarah Armour Chair of Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.​ Thompson is also the Associate Director for Equity and Minority Health​ at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.