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

  • Dietary Therapy for IBD

    New research at Seattle Children's demonstrates that the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can induce clinical remission in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's... cont.

Stay Informed



Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. See a list of our current research studies.

In the News

  • A mother’s intuition leads to picture-perfect treatment of eye cancer
    02.11.17 – On the Pulse

    Some pictures are worth much more than a thousand words. Like the picture Amanda De Vos took of her daughter Julia, which helped to identify retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer that was stopped in its tracks with an innovative treatment at Seattle Children’s. With the help from Drs. Russ Geyer, Avery Weiss, Thomas Pendergrass, Danial Hallam, and Eric Monroe, Julia is now a healthy and happy child.
  • Special diet may help Crohn's, colitis in kids
    01.09.17 – WebMD

    Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. "The study shows that without other intervention, other changes, we can improve individuals' clinical as well as laboratory markers," said study author Dr. David Suskind of Seattle Children's Hospital.
  • Donated breast milk helps NICU babies fight infection
    12.13.16 –
    A breast milk bank at Bellevue's Overlake Hospital is helping premature infants get healthy. “Milk sharing, when a mother is sharing her milk with another mother's baby, has been going on since there have been humans and it's a way certainly before we had other options to keep babies alive,” said Seattle Children's Hospital neonatologist, Dr. Isabella Knox. Knox explained that the benefits of human breast milk exceed what formula can offer.