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.​​​


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Bringing Lifestyle Factors into Precision Medicine

Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, and colleagues propose new nomenclature for social and environmental influences on health in an article in Clinical and Translational Science. “Although where a child lives and goes to school often has more bearing on his or her health than the genetic code, social and environmental factors get far less attention than the genetic influences in precision medicine research,” say Davis. Read more.​

Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Congratulations to our physicians and scientists
who have been appointed to or promoted in faculty positions at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As well as seeing patients, our physicians engage in scholarly activities, teach or sit on committees; similarly, our scientists conduct research and also pursue other scholarly activities. Lurie Children's is proud of the commitment our faculty have to caring for patients and pursuing a healthier future for all children. Read more.​

Gal Finer, MD, PhD, Receives National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Research Grant

Gal Finer, MD, PhD, has received a Research Grant for the Young Investigator from the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. The title of her project is "Elucidating the Role of Transcription Factor 21 in Kidney Development - Implications for Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract". Finer is an attending physician in the Division of Kidney Diseases​ at Lurie Children's and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics​ at the Feinberg School​.