Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the research division of Seattle Children’s, was established in 2006.
The research institute’s campus encompasses 310,000 square feet (29,000 m2) in three buildings in downtown Seattle, near the heart of one of the nation’s most advanced biotechnology districts. The research institute has 588 staff members, including 249 principal investigators focusing on infectious disease, cancer, immunology and many other areas.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute is organized into nine interdisciplinary research centers:
- Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
- Center for Childhood Cancer Research
- Center for Childhood Infections and Prematurity Research
- Center for Clinical and Translational Research
- Center for Developmental Therapeutics
- Center for Genetics and Development
- Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies
- Center for Integrative Brain Research
- Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
In 2004, the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics was established and became the first bioethics program in the United States to focus on pediatrics issues with a broad mission of research, consultation, education and training.