Current Research at Children's Hospital Colorado


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Hundreds of research studies are being conducted at our facility every single day. It's all part of our goal to give every child the best chance a healthy life.

Our current research efforts range from improving treatments for diseases like leukemia, cystic fibrosis and diabetes, to developing a new artificial heart pump for kids born with only one ventricle.

Our researchers are also creating new therapies using umbilical cord stem cells to help regenerate damaged or defective cells, potentially unlocking treatments for numerous childhood diseases.

These are just a few examples of the hundreds of ongoing research studies being conducted at our facility.

Read stories about our patients who participate in research.

Looking forward: The next 10 years of research

Our child health research efforts over the next decade will focus on the following six areas:

  • Biology and treatment of childhood cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary and vascular biology
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Genomics
  • Immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation and infection
  • Neurobiology
  • Community health and disease prevention

Reflecting our powerful commitment to research, Children's Hospital Colorado also seeks to increase research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next five years. This funding will serve as one measure of progress toward our ultimate goal: to give every child the best chance to live a healthy life.

Help support research at Children's Hospital Colorado.