Shriners Children’s™ funds innovative research projects, special shared facilities and training fellowships. According to Chief Medical Officer Fran Farley, MD, “Today, our research efforts are focused on translational research, i.e., bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench research and regenerative medicine, which has the potential to provide countless ways to treat, reduce or eliminate long-term causes of many of the conditions our patients cope with.”
Farley also notes a continued effort to “Promote clinical research in which we examine new treatment modalities, as well as outcomes associated with treatment, in order to continuously improve the clinical treatment and care of our patients.”
Partnerships Power Breakthroughs
As part of our research mission, Shriners Children’s collaborates with academic and industry partners to develop leading tools, processes and programs that improve pediatric care. We utilize the outcomes of this work to enhance treatment options for children, allowing them to thrive and reach their full potential.