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Every healthcare breakthrough known to mankind begins with a sense of wonder. As a comprehensive pediatric research hospital, we maintain our sense of wonder through people who are committed to innovation in children’s health.
Our physician-scientists combine their daily care of children with a devotion to research, blending their best ideas with like-minded scientists in biotech firms, universities and clinical research networks across the globe. Our unique relationship with the Indiana University School of Medicine improves children’s healthcare in every area of pediatric medicine, making us one of the top 10 locations in the United States for pediatric medical research.
Discovery begins inside the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, where hundreds of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and scientists analyze data and run basic science experiments to explore the most basic questions in children’s health. We search for clues to tomorrow’s cures and identify the health conditions that most need better treatments.
Our ideas gain traction when they reach a second tier of innovation designed specifically for working with children—the Children’s Clinical Research Center. Here, Riley at IU Health research physicians meet with children and families who are eager to participate in approved clinical trials. The Children’s Clinical Research Center is an advanced facility, conveniently located on the Riley at IU Health campus where children have access to treatments that go beyond today’s standard care.
Our third layer of discovery—Children’s Health Services Research—is a catalyst for making medical discoveries work for children. We find best practices that lead to better outcomes in the real world, develop information technology designed to help physicians, and share knowledge that protects the health of the world’s most vulnerable children.
This is how a premier academic health center works—and it’s how we improve healthcare for families everywhere who want their children to have a better set of options.
Riley at IU Health brings families into a unique healthcare culture—one infused with the spirit of innovation and discovery. That means every child’s healthcare has broader possibilities because we look for solutions that go beyond today’s treatment options. We invite you to learn more about how we are improving outcomes for children.
Riley at IU Health is a national hub for innovation in children’s health. We invite your family to see why participation in research is so important to the future of children’s health.