Center for Clinical and Translational Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) plays an integral role in transforming scientific discoveries into real-world therapies that prevent and treat childhood illness and improve the quality of children’s daily lives. Learn more about the CCTR.

Programs and Resources for Researchers

CCTR’s programs, facilities and services help ensure researchers within the center – and throughout Children’s – have the means and the opportunity to conduct safe, efficient, and ethical research involving children.

Featured Research

Clinical Research Bridges New Ideas to Advances in Care

Hawkins_IMG_5487_70x70 On the journey to better treatments, clinical research studies are the bridge between new ideas and proven advances in care.



Local allergist collaborates with Seattle Children’s to conduct first-ever food allergy treatment studies in Seattle

Tilles_Stephen_70x70_Featured Research Dr. Stephen Tilles is a Seattle pediatric allergist and lead investigator on several multicenter clinical trials evaluating food allergy immunotherapies.

  • A Breathgiving Breakthrough

    A new drug combination treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) in half of all people with this deadly disease.

Publications

Participate

The CCTR creates an environment where families, researchers and doctors work together to find new treatments and advance medical knowledge. Learn about our research programs.

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. Learn more.

In the News

  • Biden Brings Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Talks to Fred Hutch
    3.21.2016 – The Seattle Times
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden brought his cancer “moonshot” listening tour to Seattle on Monday, holding a roundtable discussion with the region’s top scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Others joining the talk included Dr. Julie Park of Seattle Children’s.
  • Exon Skipping Offers Potential for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    3.15.2016 – Institute of Translational Health Sciences
    Dr. Susan Apkon has dedicated her career as a rehabilitation physician to caring for boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now Apkon, is at the forefront of finding a possible treatment for the disease.
  • For a Little Girl Born Without a Jaw, Doctors Create One
    2.26.2016 – CBS News
    Now, after years of surgeries and extraordinary medical and personal efforts to give Lexi a chance at a more normal life, her parents and doctors are telling her story for the first time.