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.

  • Making the Smartphone Smarter

    A novel mobile phone app being developed here turned a mobile phone into a mobile spirometer – and may soon revolutionize care for patients with... cont.

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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