Changing global Health issues THROUGH innovative research
Working Locally, Healing and Curing Globally 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 fellows, 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.
CHORI Fast Facts
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 receipt of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants
Is engaged in 400 clinical trials
Supports a $50 Million annual overall budget
Key CHORI Discoveries
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 than 100 million people