Research is the foundation of Seattle Children’s mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease. Seattle Children’s is dedicated to conducting research that advances pediatric medical care and treatments using the highest possible ethical standards. This is especially important when research involves child participants. At Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute, their goal is to bring family-centered care into the research arena by promoting understanding and fully involving families throughout the research process. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat and eliminate childhood disease.e of the top five pediatric research centers in the nation, we bring together the best minds in pediatric research to set new standards of pediatric care and find new cures for childhood diseases. Our goal is that every patient at Seattle Children’s has the opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, our groundbreaking research.


Dr. James B. Hendricks, President Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Under the leadership of James B. Hendricks, PHD., President of the Research Institute, a plan has been put in motion for the Institute to become a worldwide leader in pediatric research. Seattle’s reputation as a leading force in biotechnology attracts the world’s best pediatric physicians and scientists to the Institute. The Research campus is located in the heart of Seattle’s biotechnology community; close to their key partners, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Seattle Children’s Research Institute

At the forefront of pediatric research, Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute conducts research under nine major interdisciplinary centers and is internationally recognized for its discoveries in cancer, genetics, health services, immunology, pathology, infectious disease and vaccines. In the future, the Research Institute will also be known for its work in the area of Mitochondrial Disease as they continue to invest in one of the fastest growing areas of medicine.

The mission of the Research Institute is that all children have unique needs and should grow up without illness or injury. With the support of the community and through their spirit of inquiry, the Research Institute will prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease. Their vision is to be a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people of all ages.