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

Could our research help find a cure for hepatitis C in as little as five years?

Dr. Karen Murray talks about research underway at focused on the genetic and infectious causes of life-threatening pediatric liver disease. Watch the video to learn more.

New Approach to Curing Crohn's

Seattle Children’s researchers are using fecal transplant to find cures for inflammatory bowel disease in children. Read more

  • Bringing Balance to the Face

    Dr. Richard Hopper and his colleagues in the Craniofacial Center are the first to offer children with Apert syndrome a revolutionary procedure to... cont.


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.


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In the News

  • Lack of Sleep, Parents’ Anxiety May Affect Kids’ Pain After Surgery
    01.02.2014 – Fox News
    Children who didn’t sleep well leading up to a scheduled surgery, or whose parents made a big deal of the pain the child would feel, did turn out to have worse pain after surgery, according to a new U.S. study. The authors say theirs is the first study to look at both parents’ and children’s psychological factors before and after surgery that may influence pain, and it may lead to interventions that help kids who are prone to post-surgical pain. Dr. Jennifer Rabbitts is the lead author for the study.
  • Teaching Young Patients How to Quiet Their Tics
    12.10.14 – KING 5 News
    Seattle Children's has a one-of-a kind program in the state that's showing results in treating Tourette's syndrome.
  • Act Now to Protect Your Family From the Seasonal Flu
    12.5.2014 – On The Pulse
    If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about seasonal influenza, or the flu, and the important steps you should take to protect your child. Dr. Matthew Kronman explains the importance of flu vaccinations.
  • Seattle Children’s Begins Enrolling Patients for Immunotherapy Research Trial for Neuroblastoma
    11.6.2014 – Seattle Children’s Press Release
    Seattle Children’s today announced the opening of patient enrollment for its new cellular immunotherapy clinical research trial designed to induce remission in children suffering from neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
  • Fake medicine can quiet a child's cough
    10.28.14 – CBS News
    Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Initiative to Assess How Data Can Be Used to Improve Health
    10.16.2014 – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today announced the launch of Data for Health, an initiative that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives. The initiative is led by a high-profile advisory committee co-chaired by David Ross, ScD, director of the Public Health Informatics Institute, and Dr. Ivor Horn, medical director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s.