Research

Science, Engineering, Data, and Medicine Focused on Kids Health

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center promotes scientific and engineering research at Georgia Tech covering a wide range of topics important to pediatric healthcare. Investigation at the most fundamental levels of biology and disease can be paired with engineering and data analysis to solve the most practical problems that kids face in diagnosis and treatment at home and in the hospital.

In many instances, the medicines or medical devices invented for adults cannot be applied to children – kids have different bodies, biochemistries, and medical needs. And solving the problems of pediatric healthcare has a remarkable effect on the health of families and our society. The scientists and engineers of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center are dedicated to improving the lives of kids everywhere by tackling their important medical problems in partnership with clinicians, the patients themselves, and their families. We work with a wide variety of medical providers, led by our founding relationship with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and with other leading children’s hospitals and partners around the nation and the world.

Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the top U.S. universities in the volume of research conducted, and and in 2018, we conducted $851 million in research. But addressing critical research challenges isn’t enough. We’re also moving these solutions out into the world through commercialization and technology transfer, creating an innovation ecosystem to benefit stakeholders ranging from students to startup companies.

As a part of Georgia Tech, the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center has access to the entire diverse portfolio of the groundbreaking fundamental and applied research that Georgia Tech has to offer. We have broken down the barriers between our schools and colleges to create an interdisciplinary research environment to provide federal agencies, companies, and philanthropic organizations the results they need from research investments.

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is unique in that all projects are clinician-driven and must have a clinical team member as a part of the program. We know that important discoveries often take place at the intersection of disciplines and that clinicians and scientists and engineers all approach problems differently. This diversity allows us to see the whole solution to a problem, not just a part of it. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center wants to solve these real-world problems by encouraging the kinds of multidisciplinary collaboration that makes advances possible and by identifying the researchers on campus whose expertise can best solve these clinical problems.

Click on the links below to find out more about some of the research that has been funded though the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center.