The Yale Child Health Research Center (YCHRC) is one of America's premier pediatric research centers. The mission of the YCHRC is twofold:
- To find causes and cures for illnesses affecting children and adolescents.
- To develop leaders in pediatric research.
The YCHRC encompasses MD and PhD scientists with independent research programs, as well as post-doctoral research fellows, research technicians, graduate students and undergraduate students.
The research performed in the YCHRC is supported by various federal and private agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Donaghue Foundation, the Hood Foundation, the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association.