Centers

As one of the leading pediatric cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs in the country, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to developing new techniques, treatments and cures to advance research and medicine in pediatric hematology/oncology.

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The Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (CCIV) leverages existing strengths at area institutions, including the Emory Vaccine Center and the CDC, to build a cross-disciplinary research center for the development of new vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases affecting children.

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The Center for Clinical and Translational Research is the virtual home for pediatric clinical and translational research. The Center supports innovative clinical research studies and the translation of basic science discoveries into improved child health.

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The Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CF-AIR) is the home for two research programs, one focused on cystic fibrosis (CF), and one focused on asthma. Research in other airway diseases, such as COPD and non-CF bronchiectasis, also is of interest.

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The Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) has the mission of developing drugs to eradicate infectious diseases and genetic disorders in pediatric patients.

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The major research goal of CTID is to address the unmet need for pediatric-specific immune management by performing state-of-the-art translational and clinical research directed at achieving immune tolerance. 

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Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR) brings together multidisciplinary research teams of basic scientists and clinical investigators to study and discover underlying mechanisms and potential treatments for neurological disorders affecting children. 

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The Pediatric Research Alliance Heart Research and Outcomes Center (HeRO) seeks to reduce the morbidity of pediatric heart disease.

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Marcus Autism Center is the largest center for clinical care of autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., and one of only three National Institutes of Health-funded Autism Centers of Excellence. We conduct research into why and how autism develops by studying the different trajectory for each child, and we establish evidence for best clinical practices. 

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The mission of the Pediatric Technology Center to establish the world’s leading program in the development of technological solutions for children’s health.

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In addition to our research centers, we also have some exciting extramurally funded programs.  You can find more information about these programs here.

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