The pediatric surgery research effort is dedicated to helping improve the health of children. The problems of our small patients also become the motivation for investigators in the basic sciences to study mechanisms of disease and to develop new therapies to cure previously untreatable birth defects. Creating innovative solutions requires successful collaboration of diverse biological and physical science groups, and we continue to cultivate partnerships with many other outstanding research groups. The breadth of our research program spans basic science and translational research to innovation & device development to novel clinical therapies in the area of fetal and pediatric surgery.
Our clinical and basic science research programs have grown remarkably in productivity and funding in the past five years. We currently have more than $4 million in grants and awards for our faculty and fellows-a tremendous achievement after having limited funding for several years.
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