University of Nebraska Medical Center

Cutting-edge innovation and discovery

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

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 (CHRI), 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, CHRI is poised to provide every child an equal opportunity for a healthy life.

CHRI Executive Director Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD

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About CHRI

Who we are and what we are about.

CHRI in the News

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CHRI Conference Nov. 3-4

Registration is open for CHRI conference

Pediatric Cancer Symposium

Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium

The 2022 Child Health Research Institute Pediatric Cancer Research Group Symposium will convene on Aug. 31 at the Truhlsen Events Center on the UNMC Omaha campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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CHRI AOE Mini-summit

The Child Health Research Institute will hold the Health Services, Policy & Population Health Mini Research Summit on July 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.