Quest for Cures

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A specimen under a microscope

Engaged in a quest for cures researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California are conducting studies on the following topics:

  • Bone Abnormalities
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Hand Function
  • Neural Development
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tumor Formation

Addressing the Critical Needs of Children

Survival rates for burn victims have improved dramatically over the past 40 years. Doctors and scientists at Shriners Hospitals are responsible for many of the advances in pediatric burn care. Studies underway encompass everything from how the body reacts to severe stress to diagnostic tools that can be used at the bedside when treating critically injured children. Topics under investigation include Individual Response to Drugs, Organ Failure, Environmental Influences and Bedside Diagnostics.

Researchers

Those working collaboratively in the IPRM to advance the care of children include:

  • 14 Principal Investigators
  • 14 Pre-Doctoral Fellows
  • 12 Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • 1 Medical Student

Research Funding

Research is supported by Shriners Hospitals for Children and grants from others, including:

  • 7 National Institute for Health (NIH) Grants
  • 2 Department of Defense Grants
  • 1 National Science Foundation Grant
  • 1 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Grant
  • 11 Shriners Basic Science Grants
  • 4 Shriners Fellowship Grants
  • Participate in 8 Shriners Clinical Research Grants, and are organizers of 1 of the 6 grants

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California also is grateful to the Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association, which has pledged $1 million to support the hospital’s pediatric research initiatives.

Science Seminar Series

Presented by the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California, First-Floor Auditorium (unless noted). Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital Garage. Light lunch provided.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Printable version of the Research Science Seminar Series 2016-2017

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Burn Research

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Survival rates for burn victims have improved dramatically over the past 40 years because of burn research. Doctors and scientists at Shriners Hospitals are responsible for many of the advances in pediatric burn care. Studies underway encompass everything from how the body reacts to severe stress to diagnostic tools that can be used at the bedside when treating critically injured children. Current studies may one day: