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Research areas

Cancer and blood disorders program

The Cancer and Blood Disorders research program focuses on research that seeks to improve the day-to-day quality of life for children and teens through our many evidence-based treatment methods and our high levels of enrollment in clinical trials.

Cardiovascular research

The cardiovascular and critical care research center aims to improve the knowledge of cardiovascular and critical care medicine to improve patient care and outcomes. Since its inception in 2009, our group has grown to include over 20 investigators and 40 ongoing research projects.

Diabetes and endocrine research

Children’s Minnesota Diabetes and Endocrinology Research program participates in studies that bring cutting-edge treatments for diabetes and endocrine disorders to our patients.

Emergency medicine

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults who receive care in the emergency department. We're also identifying new predictors of illness and maximizing resource use for the diverse populations we serve.

Genetics & metabolism and pharmacogenomics research programs

Explore our genetic disorders program, where we delve deep into understanding genetic variations impacting children's responses to medications. Our mission is to make medication use safer and more effective for young patients by uncovering genetic insights.

Midwest Fetal Care Center

The Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration between Children's Minnesota and Allina Health, enhances outcomes for high-risk pregnancies as an advanced fetal center—the first in the Upper Midwest and one of the few in North America.

Neonatal research program

Our commitment to improving neonatal care includes conducting safe and transformative clinical trials. Learn about how we test and develop new treatments, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in neonatal healthcare.

Neuroscience research program

Our Neuroscience Research Program is committed to advancing the understanding and treatment of brain and nervous system conditions in children and teens. Discover how we improve treatments and brain development in children. Traumatic injury, tumors, and more.

Physical medicine & rehabilitation

In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we are experts in helping kids improve function, development, and quality of life. We are well known for our research on improving physical function in children undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Pulmonary research program

Discover how Children’s Minnesota leads in treating children with pulmonary disorders and dedicates efforts to research for better treatments. Learn about our collaborations, clinical trials, and commitment to making research a positive experience for kids.