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Research at Shriners Children's

Research at Shriners Children's

Research is one of the pillars of our mission. What began as a small research effort is now a multi-million dollar sophisticated program, involving peer review of grant applicati
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Fran Farley, MD:
Research is one of the pillars of our mission. What began as a small research effort is now a multi-million dollar sophisticated program, involving peer review of grant applications and recognized around the world.

Fran Farley, MD:
Over the years, our researchers have made major significant breakthroughs in all four of our service lines, improving the care and quality of life for millions of children with these conditions.

Marc Lalande, PhD:
If we advance research, we're going to improve the care that we give our kids, whether it's discovering new drugs, new ways to do surgery, new bracing, that's the goal, is to use that information to do precision medicine, that is to tailor treatments and therapies and improvements to individual kids that we see in our system.

Fran Farley, MD:
Shriners Children's funds innovative research projects, special shared facilities and training fellowships. Today, our research efforts are focused on translational research; I.E. bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench research and regenerative medicine, which has the potential to provide countless ways to treat, reduce, or eliminate long-term causes of many of the conditions our patients cope with.

Fran Farley, MD:
We also continue to promote clinical research in which we examine new treatment modalities, as well as outcomes associated with treatment, in order to continuously improve the clinical treatment and care of our patients.

Eric C. Liao, MD, PhD, FACS:
Whenever we think of a clinical problem or scientific problem and we want to collaborate, I can just walk down a hall and knock on the door and the specialists, in whatever field, is abound in our area and we can work on projects together.

Eric C. Liao, MD, PhD, FACS:
So the talent pool here is so high that we're able to put together these projects to then really make a difference.

Marc Lalande, PhD:
We work hand-in-hand with these academic institutions that are going to facilitate and accelerate the research that we do.

Fran Farley, MD:
Relationships like those with Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, or Oregon Health Sciences University, Washington University St. Louis, Temple University, The University of California, Davis, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and others, help us meet our goals of improving clinical practice and pursuing fundamental scientific theories.

Fran Farley, MD:
Learn about our innovative approach to medicine and our internationally recognized researchers. I truly believe there isn't a healthcare system out there like ours.