Pediatric Research and Clinical Trials

Research is a vital component of the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Families that come here benefit from our commitment to understanding the fundamental nature of conditions that undermine children's health. The Division of Pediatric Research conducts research on pediatric developmental disorders.

From asthma and oncology to HIV and teen violence, our work spans the whole gamut of problems affecting children. We're studying cardiovascular and neurological disorders, and conducting clinical trials on preventive vaccines. Our neonatal experts, who are always searching for ways to help babies thrive, run an institute dedicated to the study of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

We have a Center for Minority Health Research, a National Brain Tissue Bank and a Center for Celiac Research. We rank among the top 10 academic pediatric hospitals in the nation in our ability to secure federal funds, and among the top 20 hospitals overall.