Research at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

As the birthplace of academic pediatrics in the United States more than a century ago, Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been at the forefront of research. Our physician-scientists have unraveled and continue to unravel the mechanisms of childhood disease and to develop treatments for disorders common and rare. 

But today we aim even higher. Today, we are on a mission to make all medicine pediatric by identifying and uprooting the seeds of adult diseases in childhood. Our investigators are fighting this battle on many fronts: in the lab, in clinic and at the patient bedside. They are harnessing the power of genetics, epigenetics and proteomics to understand disease behavior, design treatments and even cures. 

Over the last 100 years, our work has altered the course of pediatric medicine in the United States-and worldwide-and we are confident that we will continue to redefine pediatrics for centuries to come.

Research Study: Erythropoietin and Melatonin for Very Preterm Infants with Intraventricular Hemorrhage

The goal of this research study is to see if high doses of melatonin and erythropoietin (EPO) are safely tolerated by preterm babies born before 32 weeks gestation with severe brain bleeds.

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Focusing on Blood Conservation in Pediatric Patients

New study leads to call for more judicious use of blood transfusions in pediatric cardiac surgery patients.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Reid Thompson aims to reduce unnecessary hospital visits and echocardiography for patients with suspected heart murmur.

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Pediatric Heart Research: From the Lab to the Unit | Allen Everett, M.D.

Pediatric cardiologist Allen Everett discusses his research about the identification and use of biomarkers, which are circulating molecules that tell researchers about overall health, disease severity, injury and recovery.

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