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Pediatric Translational Research 

Members of the Pediatric Translational Research program are focused on using lab discoveries to develop treatments and diagnostics that will help children and young adults. These particularly include respiratory conditions such as severe asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, opioid-induced respiratory depression, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis and aerodigestive disorders.

Specifically, pathways that members of this group and their colleagues have discovered have led to the development of several treatments and diagnostic modalities that are being evaluated for use in each of these areas. However, a major goal of the program is to help pediatric investigators across all disciplines at the Wells Center to collaborate with engineers and other scientists, translating new insights and discoveries into products that will improve the health of children.