The Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) was founded to enhance the culture for innovation and groundbreaking collaborative research spanning from molecule to community. The goal of CDI is to connect all research and training activities related to improving children’s health, spanning from discoveries at the bench through translation to the bedside to rolling out to community practice through collaborations and networks established locally, nationally, and globally. The CDI pioneers advancements in pediatric medicine in the following main areas of research: brain, behavior and development; nutrition, metabolism, and growth; cancer and regeneration; infection, inflammation, and immunity; cardiovascular health; neonatal health and development; and health services research. Each of these areas focuses on prevention, screening, treatment and training opportunities for the next generation of pediatricians. A mentorship program in the six primary research areas enables younger physicians and scientists to learn from UCLA's world-class experts in pediatric medicine and collaboratively with related disciplines.

For more information, please visit the Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) site.

Last updated
November 27, 2023