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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.

Participate in Research

Participants in clinical studies can play a more active role in their own healthcare, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research. Learn more about clinical trials and research programs in the CCTR.


Watch this video to learn more about the integration of research and clinical care at Seattle Children's.

Key Partnerships

Partnerships are a key part of the CCTR mission. Our researchers collaborate with their colleagues at Seattle Children’s, across the nation and around the world in pursuit of innovative health solutions.


CCTR is the pediatric home of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and we partner regularly with the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Stay Informed

Our Experts in the Media

  • Talking Progress with Dr. Bonnie Ramsey
    3.24.14 – Connections
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation president and CEO Dr. Bob Beall caught up with Seattle Children’s clinician Dr. Bonnie Ramsey on recent advances in research and what the CF community can do to help.
  • Seattle cancer researcher takes Project Violet to SXSW festival
    3.6.2014 – Puget Sound Business Journal
    Renowned cancer researcher Dr. Jim Olson of Seattle Children’s and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is heading to Austin, Texas, on Friday to give a speech Sunday at South by Southwest 2014 (SXSW), a widely attended annual conference that features a set of film, interactive and music festivals.
  • Seattle School Board to consider later start time for students
    3.4.2014 – KING 5 News
    Morning comes way too early for many of us, but even more so for a teenager's biological clock. This weekend at their retreat, the Seattle School Board will consider whether high schools should move to a later start time. The proposal is controversial, but from a strictly scientific point of view, more evidence is building that the idea makes sense. “It's the equivalent of asking an adult to do their job at 2:00 a.m.,” said Dr. Maida Chen of Seattle Children’s.
  • Seattle Children's screening detects heart defects in newborns
    2.25.2014 – New Day Northwest
    A simple and inexpensive screening test could potentially save thousands of newborn lives, but it's a test that is not required in every state. Seattle Children's has been working to inform care providers about the importance of universal testing. Children's cardiologist Dr. Amy Schultz and Erin Palmer, a mother whose newborn son was saved with a pulse oximetry test, join New Day Northwest to talk about the screening.
  • Keep Your Little Heartthrobs Healthy
    2.10.2014 – Seattle’s Child
    Dr. Jack Salerno of Seattle Children’s says parents can help protect their young athletes from sudden cardiac arrest by learning about potential “red flags” before their kids begin competing in sports.
  • Infrastructure Grants to assist in expediting the process of enrolling children with cancer in clinical trial
    01.14.2014 – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
    In an effort to bring the latest treatments to more children with cancer now, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has announced the awarding of six new Phase I/II Infrastructure Grants to researchers at leading hospitals and institutions across the country. Dr. Julie Park of Seattle Children’s has been awarded one of the six grants.


Developing innovative treatments to potentially prevent and cure childhood illnesses takes more than just the right ideas. It also takes the right people. We are constantly seeking experienced leaders and enthusiastic emerging professionals who embrace collaboration and are committed to improving child health.


Does that sound like you? Please visit Seattle Children's careers page to find your perfect career in the CCTR.

Contact Us


Email CCTR



2001 Eighth Ave, Suite 400

Mailstop: CW8-5B

Seattle, WA 98121

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