Focus Areas

The Children's Research Center offers unique opportunities for truly transformative, high-impact research.

These areas of focus bring together scientists and physicians from across Mayo Clinic to obtain new fundamental knowledge and translate that knowledge into innovative clinical tools. With these tools, medical health professionals are better able to provide early diagnosis, early interventions, new treatments and preventive health care delivery for pediatric patients.

Multiple collaborative pediatric and adolescent research projects are underway in the Children's Research Center, including research on:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic complex disorders
  • Community-based programs and outcomes
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Infection, immunity and autoimmunity
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health care delivery
  • Mental health
  • Pulmonology