Researchers and Scientists

Researchers and Scientists

Our scientists are passionate about understanding diseases.

At Penn State Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to improving the understanding of disease mechanisms and to enhancing treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses through our research.

Our staff is glad to answer questions about our research.

To learn more about our research, contact the Department of Pediatrics at 717-531-5656 or

Collaborate with us

Through our Faculty Directory and Collaboration Tool, we make it easy for researchers to find opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Research focus areas

Numerous scientific and philanthropic organizations, including the Children's Miracle Network and the Four Diamonds fund, support our basic science and clinical research at the Children's Hospital, allowing us to make rapid advances in a variety of pediatric fields.

Our research programs include:

You can also explore faculty research by his or her name.

Clinical studies

Our Clinical Trials Office provides administrative support to researchers involved in non-oncology industry-sponsored clinical trials. Cancer clinical trials are centralized with the Penn State Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office.

Open studies, by department, include:

  • Acute Care
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healthy Newborn
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Human Genetics Growth and Development
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Rheumatology

Or, you can peruse all of our open clinical studies for children.

Resources for researchers

Our researchers have access to a variety of educational opportunities and research support resources within the Penn State College of Medicine to help them further their professional and scientific goals. Just a few examples of our offerings include: