Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center brings clinical experts together with Georgia Tech scientists and engineers to develop technological solutions to problems in the health and care of children. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center provides extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. These collaborations also allow us to bring discoveries to the clinic and the bedside, thereby enhancing the lives of children and young adults.

From the clinical bedside to the home environment, implantable device to surgical robot, the way we practice and provide healthcare is changing. In general, the medicines or medical devices invented for adults cannot be effectively applied to children – kids have different bodies, biochemistries, and medical needs. Doctors are forced to adapt many devices, tools, and medicines originally created for the adult population to work, sometimes imperfectly, for kids. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is changing that – putting the pediatric patient first.

Below is more information about our areas of expertise, our leadership team, and an upcoming events calendar. To learn more about some of the previously- or currently-funded research, click on your area of interest. If you would like to learn more about ways to engage Georgia Tech in one of these or other research categories, click here.

  • Dr. M.G. Finn

    Chief Scientific Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Dr. Kevin Maher

    Medical Director, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Sherry Farrugia

    Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Leanne West

    Chief Innovation Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Sheri Russell

    Program and Operations Manager, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Erin Henderson

    Research Projects and Grants Manager, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

  • Christopher Jackson

    Executive Assistant, Pediatric Technology Center

Ways2Engage

  • Imlay Innovation Fund

    The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children’s, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities.

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  • Health Analytics Council (HAC)

    The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center, in conjunction with the Health Analytics Council (HAC), announces the inaugural call for proposals from the HAC.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
27
Wed
Women's History Month Panel Discussion: A Journey To Leadership
Wed

In honor of Women's History Month, join Women In Bio and their partner Georgia Innovation Crescent, an organization dedicated to supporting growth in Georgia’s life science and technology sector, to hear women in leadership roles discuss their journeys. Refreshments will be provided!

Mar
31
Sun
Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation's Annual Bobby Jones Classic
Sun

The Bobby Jones Classic will strive to honor, celebrate and exemplify the life and legacy of Bobby Jones. Limited to 100 golfers, the event's activities will include a welcome dinner, on Sunday evening, at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta.

Apr
18
Thu
2019 IPaT Industry Innovation Day: Agile Health
Thu

Join the Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center on Thursday, April 18 at The Garage at Tech Square

Apr
23
Tue
SimTigrate Design Lab Symposium: Designing the Future of Healthcare
Tue

Earlier this week, the MCIEP (Mild Cognitive Impairment Empowerment Program) team, including the SimTigrate Design Lab team and IPaT team members Beth Mynatt, Clayton Feustel, and Brian Jones, participated in a design charrette that will feed into the construction of the new MCIEP space at  Execu