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



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

  • Seattle Children's: Make toilet time fun
    07.20.2016 –

    Constipation affects an estimated 12 to 19 percent of Americans, with infants and the elderly being the most likely to be seen in the emergency room. Dr. Lusine Ambartsumyan, director of Seattle Children's Gastrointestinal Motility program, discusses how parents can encourage healthy life development of their children by talking to them about their bowel movements.
  • Skilled Orthopedic Surgeon, Vincent S. Mosca, MD, will have his outstanding achievements featured in the Leading Physicians of the World
    07.19.2016 – PR Buzz

    The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Dr. Vincent Mosca to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in the Leading Physicians of the World. He is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and former director of the department of orthopedics at Seattle Children's Hospital.
  • Teaching resilience to teens with cancer, diabetes
    7.6.2016 – UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences
    Drs. Abby Rosenberg and Joyce Yi-Frazier are studying if teaching resilience can help mitigate these outcomes and help adolescents and young adults better cope with stress.
  • Girl takes first breath without tube thanks to breakthrough surgery
    7.1.2016 – ABC News

    A pioneering procedure by Dr. Richard Hopper and his team has changed the position and structure of 9-year-old Hannah Schow’s face, allowing her to breathe without a tube. Hannah was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a condition affecting 1 in 50,000 people that leaves facial bones underdeveloped.