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.  


Consortium hopes to improve the lives of children with painful disorders

Barry Wershil, MD and Joshua Wechsler, MD are participating in a multicenter NIH funded project called the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR). Eosinophilic disorders are often painful in children; feeding is difficult and failure to thrive is common. The CEGIR is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with these disorders via collaborations among scientists, health care providers, patients and professional organizations.

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Educational field day for students

On July 10, 2015, a group of high school aged students from the Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program convened in the Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) for an Educational-Research Day. Above, CAMP summer students who helped plan the event.

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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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