The mission of St. Louis Children’s Hospital is “To do what's right for kids.” To do so involves providing the best treatments and implementing the best practices while being caring and compassionate. The physicians and clinical staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital are committed to discovering new cures, promoting health, preventing diseases, and continuously improving the quality of care provided to children.

Research is central to our mission and contributes to St. Louis Children’s Hospital being one of the best children’s hospitals in the world. To learn more about the research opportunities at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, click on the following links:

Medical Research

Medical Research at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is conducted by physicians on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine. To learn more, click here.

Nursing and Allied Health Research

Nurses and allied health professionals at St. Louis Children’s Hospital contribute to scientific knowledge through the conduct and utilization of research. To learn more, click here.

Children's Discovery Institute

The 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. To learn more, click here.

Volunteer for Health

Volunteers, both healthy and with different diseases, are needed to participate in clinical research at Washington University. To learn more about “Volunteer for Health” at Washington University, click here

Learn more about Clinical Research

To learn more about research studies available nationwide, click here