Mission: To accelerate discovery of innovative treatment approaches for the most serious childhood diseases and disorders
Launched in 2006 as a multidisciplinary, innovation-based research partnership between St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
Research is being conducted within four key centers:
Congenital Heart Disease Center
Center for Metabolism and Immunity
McDonnell Pediatric Cancer Center
Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
More than 187 grants have been awarded to researchers since the Institute's inception
More than $62.4 million has been invested in research projects to date (2006-2018)
CDI-funded researchers have leveraged their initial "seed funding" to gain $340 million in additional governmental and non-governmental funding sources.
Donor support encourages creative collaborations to conduct research that otherwise wouldn't have been possible.
Mary C. Dinauer, MD, PhD, Children's Discovery Institute scientific director, Fred M. Saigh Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, Children's Discovery Institute executive director, Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
Joan Magruder, president, St. Louis Children's Hospital