Office of Research

Center for Childhood Infections and Prematurity


Through scientific discovery we will understand, prevent and treat pediatric infections, including infections during pregnancy that cause pre-term birth. Our research teams at the Center for Childhood Infections and Prematurity will develop effective solutions so children can grow up to be healthy adults.

Core Services Offered

Center Programs include:
Infections in immunocompromised individuals.
Host-pathogen interactions during acute and chronic infections.
Potential infectious etiology of inflammatory diseases and malignancies.
Global and emerging infectious diseases.
Natural history and pathophysiology of infectious diseases.
Mechanisms of microbial drug resistance
Discovery and testing of antimicrobial agents.
Vaccine discovery and evaluation.
Respiratory infections in childhood.
Development of new technologies to diagnose and improve treatment of disease.
Perinatal infections.
Etiologies of still birth and premature birth.

Reporting Structure:

Bruder Stapleton, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Center Details

Director: Smith, Arnold
Location: Seattle Children's Research Institute
Administrator / Program Manager: Jackson, Arlene
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Pediatrics 
Faculty Involvement: 13