CDI LogoThe Children’s Discovery Institute is the result of a shared vision to change the way pediatric research is conducted and an intense commitment to bring about dramatic results in pediatric care.

This partnership established in 2006 between two prominent organizations – St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University – is uniquely positioned to leverage the abilities of clinicians, investigators, trainees and professional staff throughout the University’s academic and medical community. By funding the work of creative scientists and clinicians in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research aimed at some of the most devastating childhood diseases and disorders, the Children’s Discovery Institute is a world-class center for pediatric research and innovation that encourages researchers to ask bold questions and take bold risks to uncover answers.

The Children’s Discovery Institute makes pediatric research grants within four Centers. The Center approach is intended to focus thinking and innovation through open participation and the exchange of ideas.