Research and Education
Click on links below for more information on innovative research happening at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
New stem cell therapy pioneered
University of Minnesota Physician-researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have published promising results showing the healing power of stem cells to repair skin – demonstrating that a lethal skin disease can be successfully treated with stem cell therapy.
Child's weight affects drug metabolism
College of Pharmacy researchers found the first evidence-based data on how a child's weight affects how they metabolize drugs.
Foster care helps kids catch up
Socially deprived children removed from orphanages and placed in foster care appear to experience gains in growth and intelligence.
University of Minnesota Physicians at the University of Minnesota Medical School conduct innovative research and use knowledge to care for children, educate health care professionals and practice family-focused care.
University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics - Research
The art and science of pediatric medicine and clinical practice must be advanced through research, where advances in basic knowledge ultimately lead to better understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. The research mission of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School is to sustain comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning. For more information: University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, Research.
University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics - Education
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to education and lifelong learning for our medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.
University of Minnesota Medical School
Founded in 1888, the mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School is to be a leader in enhancing the health of people through the education of skilled, compassionate and socially responsible physicians. With campuses in Duluth and the Twin Cities serving diverse populations in rural and urban Minnesota, the Medical School is dedicated to preeminent primary care medicine, exemplary specialty care and innovative research.
Innovative approaches and affiliation with the University of Minnesota Medical School have led to several firsts at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, including the first successful pediatric blood marrow transplant, infant heart transplant in Minnesota and cochlear ear implant surgery for a child. The hospital also is home to Minnesota’s only child and adolescent behavioral inpatient unit and programming exclusively devoted to children ages 12 and younger. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital features one of the three largest kidney transplant programs in the world that specialize in infants and small children.