The UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) was
founded to enhance the culture for innovation and groundbreaking
collaborative research spanning from molecule to community.
Vision: A beacon for all investigations and
innovations targeting Children's Health and Disease.
Mission: 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 UCLA CDI, founded to transform children's health and
healthcare here in the United States and around the globe, will
drive multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty and ensure
groundbreaking discoveries for children.
The Institute will pioneer advancements in pediatric medicine in
the following initial four core areas of research:
- Brain, Behavior and Development
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Growth
- Cancer and Regeneration
- Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
Each area will focus on prevention, screening, treatment, and
training opportunities for the next generation of pediatricians.
A mentorship program in the four primary research areas will
enable younger physicians and scientists to learn from UCLA's
world-class experts in pediatric medicine and collaboratively
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2nd Annual Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Symposium: Catalyzing and Expanding Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Translational Child Health Research
Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:00am-6:30pm, Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA RRMC Hospital
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