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The need for pediatric research is all too apparent as you walk through Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s clinics and corridors. Too many children are battling serious diseases for which there are few therapeutic options and no effective treatments.

THE breakthrough DISCOVERIES HAPPENING AT CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CHRI) HAVE A GLOBAL IMPACT IN transforming CHILDREN’S CARE. AT CHRI, BY RESOLVING OR FINDING CURES FOR DISEASES affecting THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY, WE SET NEW STANDARDS FOR excellence IN CHILD HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE PEDIATRIC COMMUNITY; THEREFORE, WE STAND AS A GLOBAL leader IN CHILDREN’S CARE.

~ LISA RUNCO DIRECTOR, CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

CHILDREN AT

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ReseaRch has the poweR to unlock mysteRies and RestoRe childhoods. sometimes it adds yeaRs, and sometimes it adds quality of life, but it’s always changing the lives of Real people foR the betteR. this means that ReseaRch is not a cold oR abstRact concept; ultimately, it is diRect and veRy peRsonal. an investment in pediatRic ReseaRch is an investment in childRen today and foR geneRations to come.

one of only three institutes at unmc. formalizing this collaboration has allowed both institutions to most effectively promote discovery and innovation to improve children’s health in the state of nebraska and become a global leader in child health research.

the purpose of chRi is to focus attention on the needs of children and to address them using the most innovative and collaborating for children transformative ways, driving small and large changes forward the child health Research institute (chRi) is an innovative to improve children’s health everywhere. an incubator and an partnership between children’s hospital & medical center accelerator for pediatric research, the institute is committed and university of nebraska medical center (unmc), launched to attracting and mentoring talent, fostering interconnection to change—and save—young lives. the board of Regents of between outstanding clinicians and committed investigators the university of nebraska established chRi on June 1, 2017, and training the next generation of child health as a university of nebraska medical center institute— researchers—all while advocating for children.

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