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.  


CEGIR consortium

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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Quality of life measurement in infantile hemangioma

Infantile hemangiomas (IH) are benign cutaneous tumors that grow primarily in the first year of life. The appearance of IH in the first few months of life can invoke parental emotions of anxiety, worry and loss. Sarah Chamlin, MD, Dermatology, is first author on a publication in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that sought to develop and validate a disease-specific Infantile Hemangioma Quality-of-Life (IH-QoL) instrument for measuring the quality of life in both young children and their parents.

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Mason and Sheehan receive ARCC seed grants

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 of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) Center for Community Health and Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).

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