Scholarly Activities

Our research builds on more than 100 years of pioneering breakthroughs, including the first successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery.

We are acclaimed for our work in such areas as childhood cancer, stem cell therapies, global health, transplantation, type 1 diabetes, kidney disease, newborn care, and childhood health conditions that lead to chronic diseases in adults.

We rank eighth in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of pediatrics—underscoring our role as a leader in children’s health. 

Sustaining comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning

Our research mission

The art and science of pediatric medicine and clinical practice must be advanced through research, where advances in basic knowledge ultimately lead to better understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.  Biomedical research is critical to advocacy in child health care.  The research mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to sustain comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning.

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
Learn more about our commitment to research ethics


Research Administration

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Associate Head for Research

Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
425 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-2950

Clinical Programs

Amanda Galster, MPH, CCRP
Clinical Research Program Director, Children's Health
Riverside Professional Building
606 24th Avenue South
Suite 525
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 625-4443

Useful Resources for Department of Pediatrics Researchers

Research Support Services

Pediatrics Research Support Personnel

Pediatrics Research Support Services

Lori Wallin
Grants Coordinator and Director
Office: 12-102 Moos Tower
Phone: (612) 625-1479

Elizabeth Hedin
Grants Coordinator and RSS Manager
Office: 13-212 PWB
Phone: (612) 624-7593

Stacy Valenzuela
Grants Coordinator
Office: 13-112 PWB
Phone: (612) 626-0496

Sandra Robles
Grants Coordinator
Hematology, Oncology and BMT
Office: 460 CCRB
Phone: (612) 624-8644

Katie Tabaka
Grants Coordinator
Office: 13-208 PWB
Phone: (612) 625-4117

Meghan Wien 
Grants Coordinator
Office: 13-208 PWB
Phone: (612) 626-5091 

Sue Marshall
Grants Coordinator
Office: 13-112 PWB
Phone: (612) 626-0496