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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Trauma-informed Care

Colleen Cicchetti, PhD, and the Center for Childhood Resilience worked with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis to develop the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act, which is designed to address the toxic stress and trauma that impacts many children from Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Read more.​

Investiture of Patrick Seed

Patrick Seed, MD, PhD​, has been invested as the Children’s Research Fund Chair in Basic Science. Seed is Associate Chief Research Officer for Basic Sciences at the Manne Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics​ at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as an attending physician in Lurie Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases. He is leading groundbreaking pediatric studies to pinpoint how microbes assemble in our bodies even before we are born, and make children healthy or cause diseases.

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.