Pitt Pediatrics is committed to the highest standard of health and medical care attainable. To that end, research is a vital part of our mission, to discover new treatments and strategies to improve the health conditions in infants, children and adolescents.
The efforts of our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to finding answers that will lead to cures for the many diseases that our youth are faced with today including asthma, genetic disorders, cancer, heart disease, neurological conditions, obesity, and diabetes. In service to our community, we actively collaborate with researchers across the Pittsburgh area and beyond in pursuits of laboratory, translational and clinical investigation.
Our research mission is supported by approximately $65 million in federal, state, industry, and other funding (FY2018). The Research Administration team is responsible for financial oversight of all academic staffing, funding and reporting for pediatric research and education. Administration of research funding within the department is unique compared to other departments within the School of Medicine as it encompasses responsibility across the Pediatric Service Line. This includes research funding through the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, as well as support provided by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
Administrative staff work closely with academic, hospital and foundation entities across the UPMC Children's campuses in Lawrenceville and Oakland to support our ever-growing program.
Please check back soon for updated resources from the Pediatrics Research Administration team and a list of research labs across the department.