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.  


On the front lines – your digestive system versus the world

Intestinal homeostasis cartoonImagine a battalion of soldiers whose job it is to do battle with the enemy. Believe it or not, your gut is filled with those soldiers, fighting to keep you healthy. The gut plays a lot of important roles – not only is it the organ that digests food and other nutrients, but it also serves on the front lines for the immune system. Xiao-Di Tan, MD​, explains how this works. Read more.

Perlman awarded Society for Pediatric Pathology honor

Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD has received the Society for Pediatric Pathology​ President’s Distinguished Colleague Award and Scroll of Appreciation in recognition of her many years of service to the society, for her advocacy for pediatric pathology in the worldwide pathology community, and for her contributions to diagnostic and academic pediatric pathology.

Research Scholar Day

The 12th annual Research Scholar Day was held on May 11, 2016. The event included 90 posters presented by residents, fellows, graduate students, postdocs and research staff. The high quality of the work and the incredible team effort provided by mentors and colleagues were impressive. Neil C. Chi, MD, PhD​, Director of the University of California San Diego Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic and Cardiac Tissue Harvest and Biorepository Core, presented a keynote address about his current research and background as a graduate student at Northwestern University. Read more.​