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The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/8/2020 7:00:04 PM
Our own Edward Y. Lee coauthored this report in @AJR_Radiology on imaging findings in MIS-C associated with… https://t.co/XiN5q4nOwf
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/8/2020 6:00:00 PM
.@BostonChildrens' Dr. Travis Matheney provides a Perspective on new #hipdysplasia research in this @OrthoToday art… https://t.co/u27EOz9Ve7
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/8/2020 5:00:00 PM
Vaccines for the #flu, hepatitis B, and tetanus are all less effective in adults who are #obese. Will the #vaccine… https://t.co/O14BGAuaZt
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/8/2020 3:00:01 PM
"Pediatricians should check in with patients about their living situation to identify risk factors for #COVID19," s… https://t.co/AxzCG2fzAr
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/7/2020 6:00:00 PM
Rheumatic disease in the time of #COVID19: Surveys explore the patient experience in children and adults:… https://t.co/RvpDiGAulc
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/7/2020 4:00:01 PM
It's crucial to keep cool in the #summer, especially in cities where temperatures can be 15 degrees warmer due to t… https://t.co/yfmYlk1QT5
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer