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.  


Highly selective toolkit incorporates autonomic (dys)regulation tool

The PhenX Toolkit, a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, has selected an autonomic (dys)regulation questionnaire tool developed by Debra Weese-Mayer, MD and colleagues in the Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) to be part of its collection. The Toolkit provides standard measures related to complex diseases, phenotypic traits and environmental exposures, making it easy for investigators to expand a study design beyond the primary research focus.

Scientists speak up about the importance of research funding

As part of Research!America's Campaign for Cures, several scientists at Manne Research Institute discuss why research funding is critical to the continuing success of biomedical research in finding therapies and cures for pediatric diseases.

This video features Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, president and scientific director of the research institute, a PhD candidate, a postdoctoral fellow and a clinical fellow.

Mason and Sheehan receive seed grants for community partnerships

Maryann Mason, PhD and Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH are 2015 recipients of seed grants from the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), a program at Northwestern University. They will partner with community organizations on projects.

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