The ability to bring new discoveries to the daily care and treatment of children sets Riley at IU Health apart from all other pediatric healthcare providers in Indiana as well as many in the nation.
The spark of innovation begins at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where we work closely with hundreds of scientists, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to solve some of the toughest problems in pediatric health.
Our physicians and scientists collaborate on tomorrow’s treatments by posing deeper questions about your child’s health today.
We use such questions to begin studying pediatric health at the most basic level. The goal is to move science from the laboratory to the bedside where we can begin healing children as quickly as possible.
Our discoveries are harnessed to find new drugs, new technologies and new treatment options for children, making Riley at IU Health a nationally- and internationally-recognized hub for life-sustaining innovations. The Wells Center is a leader in the fields of molecular biology and genetics, where our research has contributed to some of today’s most exciting medical breakthroughs.
Research at the Wells Center spans every subspecialty known to pediatric medicine and is divided into seven multidisciplinary groups, including:
- Pulmonary Inflammation, Asthma and Allergic Diseases
- Basic Diabetes Research
- Cardiovascular Genetics
- Developmental Cardiology
- Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cells
- Infectious Diseases and Global Health
- Molecular Oncology and Experimental Therapeutics
The Wells Center receives millions of dollars in federally- and privately-funded research grants each year. Members of the Wells Center played key roles in gaining support for a Cooperative Hematology Specialized Core Center at the IU School of Medicine. The center is one of only three institutions that will bring scientists together to study non-malignant hematology through a major grant from the National Institutes of Health.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
For Health Professionals
The Indiana University School of Medicine ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 medical schools for externally funded pediatric research, much of which is accomplished through the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Our scientists are part of a global community that leads the way to better healthcare options for children through a vast scope of basic science and translational studies. Visit the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research to learn more about our research.
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research prepares the next generation of medical scientists through a broad range of educational opportunities, fellowships and internships available for advanced and secondary students. For more information about these educational programs, visit the Wells Center education page.