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The research mission of Duke Pediatrics encompasses basic research, clinical research, community service programs and the training of new scientists and physicians for the enhancement of patient care.

At Duke Pediatrics remarkable advances have emerged from both laboratory studies and the investigations of new therapies or medicines in the clinical phase. Our dedicated research physicians and surgeons, all of whom are on the faculty of Duke University School of Medicine, have made extraordinary contributions towards improving the diagnosis, management, and treatment of childhood illnesses.

  • Basic Science Research
    Our basic science researchers build upon our highly successful clinical care programs and linkages with other researchers throughout the School of Medicine and Duke University to make fundamental discoveries that will help diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses impacting the health and well being of children. 
  • Clinical and Translational Research
    The Duke Department of Pediatrics strives to be a pioneering pediatric academic enterprise that enhances the health of children by fostering therapeutic discovery through collaborative clinical and translational research. 
  • Research Training
    At Duke, medical research training opportunities continue to expand dramatically with each new discovery and technical innovation. The information at this link summarizes research training opportunities in basic, clinical, and translational research at Duke University and beyond. 
  • Network Affiliations
    The Department of Pediatrics actively participates in a number of nationally and internationally-sponsored research network affiliations. 
  • Grants and Funding
    This page provides information on internal and external funding opportunities from the Department of Pediatrics, Duke and beyond.  
  • Institutes and Centers
    Duke Pediatrics researchers work in collaboration at the following university institutes and research centers. In addition, our investigators benefit from the services provided by the institution's numerous core facilities, which provide researchers with sophisticated equipment, knowledgeable advisors, and experienced support staff to facilitate discovery. 
  • Core Facilities
    Duke's core research facilities offer investigators a wide range of state-of-the art instrumentation and technologies for basic, translational, and clinical research. 
  • Research Support Offices
    Duke research support offices provide assistance to Department of Pediatrics faculty and staff related to the conduct of basic, translational and clinical research. 
  • Publications
    Search a comprehensive list of Department of Pediatrics faculty publications.