University of Nebraska Medical Center

Cutting-edge innovation and discovery

The Child Health Research Institute is an innovative partnership between University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Nebraska that was launched to change – and save – young lives.

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What We Do:

  • Promote the health and well-being of children
  • Discover new diseases
  • Contribute new knowledge about the mechanisms of disease
  • Translate research into new tests and novel treatments
  • Explore innovative approaches to disease prevention
  • Use resources wisely through responsible stewardship


Message from our Executive Director

As the Executive Director of the Child Health Research Institute, I am focused on building a foundation for our investigators to successfully grow research platforms, collaborate and secure extramural funding. We will disseminate the results of our efforts to the greater pediatric scientific community to improve the health of children through research innovation world-wide. Along with UNMC and Children's, our committed sponsors, the Child Health Research Institute is poised to provide every child an equal opportunity for a healthy life.

CHRI director Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD

A Closer Look at CHRI

Dr. Ann Anderson Berry talks about how CHRI empowers pediatric research.

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About CHRI

Who we are and what we are about.

Recent Member Research Successes

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Dr. Jeffrey Robinson Study Examines State Efforts to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Adolescent Athletes

Jeffrey Robinson, MD, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, recently led a study designed to assess how preparticipation physical evaluations (PPE) by state athletic organizations are used to prevent adolescent athletes across the U.S. from experiencing sudden cardiac death. The study results were reported in the January issue of Pediatrics.

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Dr. Steven Yeh Awarded $50k CHRI DEI Health Equity Grant

Steven Yeh, MD, professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology; director, Retina and Uveitis Service at the Truhlsen Eye Institute; and Stanley Truhlsen Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology, has been awarded a $50k Health Equity Grant from the CHRI. Dr. Yeh and his team research high consequence childhood illnesses in Sierra Leone, utilizing ophthalmic imaging surveillance techniques and engagement with members of the community.

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Dr. Aleisha Nabower Receives Funding for Study from PCORI

CHRI congratulates Dr. Aleisha Nabower on receiving extramural funding as the local principal investigator for a new study, “Patient and Family Centered (PFC) I-PASS LISTEN Study: Language, Inclusion, Safety, and Teamwork for Equity Now.” The grant is being awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).