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.  


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rates Rise in the U.S.

Feinberg School News Center

A new study shows that neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) – the addiction and withdrawal that typically comes as a result of a pregnant mother’s use of opiate medications during pregnancy – has increased over the past decade and, that this increase is responsible for a striking rise in the health care burden of infants with the syndrome. The results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Karna Murthy, MD, ’11 MSCI, assistant professor in Pediatrics-Neonatology, and his team, including first author of the paper, Veeral N. Tolia, MD.

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Jenifer Cartland, PhD Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Jenifer Cartland, PhD has received the Program in Public Health Teaching Excellence Award, Winter 2015.

Cartland is the administrator for Data Analytics and Reporting and the director of the Child Health Data Lab (CHDL) at Lurie Children's. Cartland is a public policy analyst with 20 years of experience working on child and adolescent health and welfare issues. Her areas of expertise include health care financing, community-based interventions, program evaluation, and child and adolescent injury. Cartland currently teaches Program Evaluation (PH416) in the Program in Public Health at Northwestern University.

Research Scholar Day 2015

Research Scholar Day is a showcase of research conducted by Lurie Children’s fellows, graduate students, senior residents, and research staff. The 2015 Research Scholar Day was held on Wednesday, May 20 to great success. Says Philip Iannaccone, MD, PhD, director of the Graduate & Postdoctoral Training Program at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, "This was a very interactive event, and it was inspiring to see the depth and breadth of activity at our institution."

Read more about this event.