Research & Innovation
Children’s Hospital Boston is the world’s largest research program at a pediatric institution, and we’re known for pioneering new treatments. A large part of our success comes from our commitment to research—and to advancing the frontiers of what’s possible through our innovative approach.
Clinical research at the Children’s Hospital AIDS Program(CHAP)
Research has changed AIDS from a fatal disease to a disease that can be managed. Ongoing studies at CHAP offer immense promise for improving the quality of life for children with HIV/AIDS.
Read more about these ongoing research studies.
Research and clinical trials
There are many ways in which your child might benefit from Children’s Hospital Boston’s medical research program. Children’s doctors and scientists have made many breakthrough discoveries about diseases like polio and leukemia; our ongoing innovative research continues to push the boundaries of the way pediatric medicine is practiced.
It’s possible that your child will be eligible to participate in one of Children’s current clinical trials. Some trials are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular drug, treatment or therapy on a specific disease; others help doctors to better understand how and why certain conditions occur.
Community-based care for newborns
The Community Newborn Medicine Program at Boston Children's Hospital cares for ill and convalescent newborns in a family-centered community setting. Our community-based Newborn Medicine faculty provide advanced newborn therapies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and in Special Care Nurseries (SCN) in several suburban medical centers that are affiliated with Children's.
The affiliated nursery programs include:
- Beverly Hospital
- Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Caritas Holy Family Hospital
Children's Hospital AIDS Program Quilt Project Beginning in 2006, the Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP) at Boston Children's Hospital has worked with patients' family members, friends and volunteers to create an annual AIDS Memorial Quilt.