With a vision of helping every child achieve a lifetime of good health. Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is recognized as one of the world’s leading pediatric research centers. With more than 200 scientists, post-doctoral and clinical fellow, and laboratory staff focused on advancing children’s health, CHORI is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials in the areas of immunobiology, infectious disease prevention, hematology, oncology, nutrition, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as genetics and genomics. Our basic, clinical and translational research is supported by $37 million in extramural funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Industry partners, as well as generous donations by foundations, corporations and individuals.
To research problems that threaten the health of children and educate those who work to solve these problems.
- Enhances the capacity to understand disease and deliver state-of the-art treatments, care and cures
- Ranks high in the nation among children’s hospitals in in receipt of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants
- Is engaged in 400 clinical trials
- Supports a $50 Million annual overall budget
- Employs 200 people, including more than 50 lead scientists supported by 30 post doctoral and clinical fellows
- Established a bone marrow and cord blood transplant program to cure blood diseases
- Identified why the impact of statin drugs for treating heart disease varies among individuals
- Created a successful treatment for basal cell carcinomas, the most common skin cancer
- Identified a new lab test to evaluate cardiovascular disease risk for men, women and children of all ages
- Pioneered development of a low cost meningococcal vaccine for Africa that has been given to more tan 100 million people