New Guidelines for Malnutrition Informed by CDI Researcher


When looking to create new guidelines for treating malnutrition, the World Health Organization (WHO) turned to Mark Manary, MD, recently funded by the CDI to study environmental enteropathy and best known for his "Project Peanut Butter."...More

2013 CDI Investor Symposium Highlights


The sixth annual CDI Symposium gave investors a glimpse into the minds and work of just some of the talented researchers at the Children's Discovery Institute...More

New Study Discovers Antibiotic Resistant Genes in Healthy Kids


CDI-funded researcher Gautam Dantas, PhD, and his colleagues found that microbes in the intestinal tracks of American children have numerous antibiotic resistance genes. The results of this recently published study raises red flags about the future effectiveness of antibiotics. ...More

Understanding RSV


Researcher Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, and his collaborators are using a novel approach to pave the way for designing vaccines for the ubiquitous virus, RSV....More

Envisioning a Future Without Congenital Heart Disease


Through an interdisciplinary research initiative, researchers at the Children’s Discovery Institute seek to identify genetic and metabolic factors that affect the risk of developing congenital heart defects. ...More

Protecting the Brain While Repairing the Heart


Cynthia Ortinau, MD, leads a research team studying the effects of pediatric heart defects on brain development....More

Stopping the Side Effects of Chemotherapy


Research on the molecular causes of chemotherapy-induced nerve pain could improve the quality of life for children treated for cancer....More

On a Mission to Improve Diabetes Drugs


Today, more than one-third of our nation’s children and adolescents are overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk for developing type-2 diabetes. Cutting-edge methods to study the structure of a specific protein pave the way for better treatments....More

Finding Hope for Jessica


Interdisciplinary research funded by the CDI takes aim at the genetic causes of chronic lung disease, giving hope to kids like Jessica Filla....More

New CDI-Funded Forum Accelerates Pediatric Research


The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), with funding from the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI), created the Research Forum-Child Health (RF-CH) to facilitate and expedite pediatric medical research from bench to bedside. ...More

CDI Researcher Takes American Thoracic Society Helm


Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, the Alexis Hartmann, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been installed as president-elect of the American Thoracic Society (ATS)....More

CDI Spring Funding Cycle Announced


The Children’s Discovery Institute spring funding cycle recently allocated more than $2.4 million to important pediatric research initiatives at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ...More

CDI-funded Researcher Receives Academy of Science-St. Louis Innovation Award


Katherine Henzler-Wildman, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine, received the 2013 Academy of Science-St. Louis Innovation Award. This award recognizes a scientist or engineer – age 40 or under – who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineer or technology. ...More

Understanding the Causes of Community-Associated Infection


Faculty scholar awardee gets to the bottom of antibiotic-resistant Staph infections....More

Tackling Obesity-Related Health Problems in Children


Obesity is an epidemic among children and adolescents in the United States. Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, wants to show that determining the origins of metabolic syndrome could lead to healthier kids....More

CDI Researchers Featured in Smithsonian Magazine


Barbara Warner, MD, and Phillip Tarr, MD, recently garnered the attention of Smithsonian magazine for their CDI-funded work creating the St. Louis Neonatal Gut Microbiome....More

Children’s Discovery Institute Awards $2.7 Million in New Pediatric Research Grants


Understanding and solving the mysteries of tuberculosis and malnutrition, seeking answers that will help develop and improve outcomes for childhood cancers — these are some of the important new research projects underway at the Children’s Discovery Institute....More

Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, is newest member of Scientific Advisory Board


Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, professor of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine, has been recruited to be the newest member of the Children's Discovery Institute Scientific Advisory Board....More

CDI-Funded Research Informs NIH Blog on Malnutrition


Research findings of Washington University fellowship recipient, Michelle Smith, PhD, funded by the Children's Discovery Institute recently appeared in the following article posted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ...More

Patrick Jay, MD, PhD Awarded American Heart Association Grant


Children's Discovery Institute investigator, Patrick Jay, MD, PhD, recently received the American Heart Association's National Established Investigator award. ...More