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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics


Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics are engaged in basic, translational, pre-clinical and clinical research fofcused on enhancing our understanding of pediatric diseases and new diagnostics and therapies.  Research in the department is supported through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), state agencies such as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well as the private sector. Through investigation of pediatric disorders and new therapies, our faculty are able to translate new research findings into novel treatments for infants and children while improving medical education and clinical practice

Many of our faculty collaborate with faculty in other departments, Schools, and Colleges for multi-disciplinary innovative projects. The Department of Pediatrics is extensively engaged in activities associated with the UC Davis  Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), which was established in 2006 as one of the inaugural NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards. The CTSC is transforming how scientists and clinicians conduct and are trained in clinical and translational research.

There are extensive opportunities for collaboration within the department and for training of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows interested in a career in academic research. Interested trainees and faculty are encouraged to contact the department chair, Dr. Robin Steinhorn.

To learn more about current research in the Department of Pediatrics, click here.