Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision banner describing values
“Creating a healthy future for children through transformative research today”

Building on a strong history at UCLA

For more than 60 years, the faculty and staff at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have delivered pioneering research, patient care and education and training.

The UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) was founded in 2012 to inspire scientific discovery and design new avenues for innovation, to cultivate collaborative teams and research support systems, and to ensure its pediatric physician scientists can improve the lives of children today and in the future.

A beacon for all investigations and innovations targeting Children's Health and Disease.

Mission Statement:
To connect all research and training activities related to improving children's health and health care, spanning from discoveries in basic science, through translation to clinical care, and moving towards implementation in community practice through collaborations and networks established locally, nationally and globally.