Faculty from the Department of Pediatrics have research interests that cover basic, translational, pre-clinical and clinical topics, with a goal to enhance understanding of pediatric diseases and develop new diagnostics and therapeutics.

Our faculty is nationally competitive with research support from funding sources that include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), state agencies such as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and organizations from the private and public sector. Through investigation of pediatric disorders and new therapies, our faculty translate new research findings into novel treatments for infants and children while continuing to improve medical education and clinical practice. More information about  current faculty research activities at the Department of Pediatrics is available from Faculty Research Programs

Another component of our research program is multi-disciplinary collaboration with other departments, schools and colleges at UC Davis. The Department of Pediatrics offers opportunities for collaboration within the department and for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows looking to gain professional experience in academic research. We also continue to work extensively on activities sponsored by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). The CTSC started in 2006 as part of the inaugural NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards. The CTSC’s goal is to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research by transforming the research and training environment.

To learn more about academic research training opportunities with the Department of Pediatrics, please contact the department chair's office at 916-734-5178