About Pediatric Research at Doernbecher

Involved in more than 80 active pediatric clinical trials and databases – more than all other Oregon hospitals combined

OHSU Doernbecher is committed to supporting clinical scientists who have the potential to reconcile bench and bedside research, and further enhance leadership in clinical and translational research. We are committed to continuing our support of the basic science research area. After all, it is advancements in basic research that lead to new breakthroughs in clinical and translational research.

Part of OHSU, a nationally ranked research institution where more than 4,000 research studies are currently under way

Pediatric research, from molecular biology to clinical trials, is an important and exciting component of OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the OHSU Department of Pediatrics. We have one of the most research-active pediatric teams in the United States.

Breakthrough research in the genetic and cellular causes of childhood diseases

Specific areas of research that attract national attention include cardiology, neurology, weight regulation, metabolism, oncology and stem cell research. The department is also a leader in Child Health Outcome Research and an integral partner in the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), one of 12 NIH-funded centers in the nation to promote translational research.