Community Involvement

The Research Institute for Children’s Health

at Case Western Reserve University

With a robust faculty of researchers and clinicians, The Research Institute for Children's Health at Case Western Reserve University is uniquely situated to take the lead in coordinating research and clinical efforts to address a full range of the most complex childhood diseases and disorders. The Research Institute for Children's Health serves as a hub for stimulating and supporting innovative research and will leverage existing partnerships in an effort to accelerate both the discovery of a disease's process and diagnosis as well as the development and application of new clinical therapies with the ultimate goal of finding cures.

The Institute's mission is to implement strategies to develop safe, effective therapies for childhood disorders, and to do so as rapidly as possible, focusing on disorders with genetic involvement. The Institute has developed this mission from the Department's work in cystic fibrosis (CF). Our faculty members have long been leaders in the field, developing transformative therapies for CF as far back as the 1950s and 1960s, were involved in identifying the gene that causes CF in the 1980s, were the first to show that pharmacologic approaches could be used to treat the defect in the 1990s and have led clinical trials to test the newest generation of drugs for CF over the last decade.