Scientific and Financial oversight of the Children’s Discovery Institute resides in two boards.

The Scientific Advisory Board, comprises internationally recognized science leaders who oversee research initiatives through review and recommendation of grant awards.

Financial oversight is provided by a Board of Managers drawn from senior leadership in finance, management, and research at Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the community, and beyond. This board approves proposed allocation of funds.

Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery Institute. Dr. Silverman is the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He also serves as Pediatrician-In-Chief, St Louis Children's Hospital.

Mary C. Dinauer, MD, PhD is the Scientific Director of the Children's Discovery Institute. Dr. Dinauer is also the Fred M. Saigh Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine.

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