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 Executive Officer, GCMI, PTC Advisor

  • Dr. Wilbur Lam

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

  • Leanne West

    Chief Engineer, 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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  • Peterson Professorships in Pediatric Research

    The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center at Georgia Tech announces the creation of two Professorships supported by the G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Valerie H. Peterson Faculty Endowment Fund.  These Professorships honor the former Georgia Tech President and First Lady, whose vision for the importance of research in improving pediatric healthcare has had an enormous positive impact on the two institutions and on the care of pediatric patients in our state and region.  

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Upcoming Events

Sep
22
Wed
Pediatrics 2040: Forging New Connections
Wed

For nearly a decade, PEDS 2040 has been the leading conference on pediatric innovation. On September 22-24, we are gathering virtually to continue our mission to shape the future of pediatrics, featuring a diverse group of industry leaders, dynamic panels, and networking opportunities.

Oct
11
Mon
Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards
Mon

On behalf of the Emory School of Medicine Dean and the Executive Vice President of Research at Georgia Tech, your proposals are invited for the Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3 ) Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards.

Oct
19
Tue
Blue Sky Group: Vaccine Development and Testing
Tue

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Vaccine Development and Testing.
Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities.