Clinical and Translational Research Program

The Clinical & Translational Research Program is working to speed new therapies and cures to the patients of  Lurie Children’s and beyond. We are strengthening the culture of research at Lurie Children’s by maintaining and expanding a vibrant research environment that fosters and expedites clinical and translational research while adhering to the highest scientific and ethical standards.

We will be able to give all children the benefit of new, better and less toxic medications by giving our patients and other children an opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new or modified therapies for a range of serious childhood disorders.  As scientists discover new information about courses and treatments of childhood diseases, we will be able to test promising new treatments and ensure they reach those who most need them.

We support research efforts by developing and expanding resources, training new investigators, promoting collaboration, increasing institutional support and coordinating systems. Our current services include:

​For our services, policies, forms and other useful information, visit the Researcher Toolkit.

The Clinical & Translational Research Program is affiliated with Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, which is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium, an initiative led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Leadership

Under the leadership of Susanna McColley, MD, and with over 120 members, our investigators are engaged in research throughout all divisions and departments at the hospital and the research institute.