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Research Highlights
Moving Toward Personalized Medicine

Learn how a little boy helped researchers gain a greater understanding of our immune system....Learn More

Healing a Broken Heart

Can we put immune cells to work to reverse pediatric cardiomyopathy? One CDI researcher intends to find out....Learn More

In Defense of the Peanut

A New CDI study seeks to uncover the early environmental exposures that put children at risk for food allergies....Learn More

Understanding Prematurity

Find out what these researchers are learning about vaginal bacteria and prematurity....Learn More

A Model of Persistence

Christina Stallings, PhD, is using her CDI grant to combat serious lung infections....Learn More

News & Events
CDI Researcher Awarded Doris Duke Foundation Grant CDI researcher Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, recently became one of 18 physician scientist to win a 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Dr. Chen is an assistant professor of medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine. In 2013, she was named a CDI Faculty Scholar to pursue studies on a group of inherited disorders of kidney dysfunction.... CDI More Info
CDI Invests More Than $1 Million in New Pediatric Research The CDI recently funded Washington University School of Medicine researchers in both childhood cancer and pediatric pulmonary disease to launch projects that seek better treatments for these life-threatening conditions. Their studies will share an allocation of approximately $1.4 million with three educational initiatives. ... CDI More Info
U.S.News Ranks St. Louis Children's Hospital in all "Best Children's Hospital" Specialties Many CDI researchers also are bedside clinicians who ensure that St. Louis Children's Hospital is among the best of the best year after year.... CDI More Info
CDI Scientific Advisory Board Member Involved in a Recent Major Discovery Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine, played a key role in research that could lead to new hope for devastating devastating neurodegenerative disorders.... CDI More Info
Malaria Parasite Uses Lemon Scent to Lure Mosquitoes to Hosts CDI-funded malaria researcher Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, and her colleagues recently found that when Plasmodium, the parasite causing malaria, infects red blood cells, it produces lemony smelling chemicals. ... CDI More Info