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Opening Dedication of the New John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at the New Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus in Lawrenceville
Date:10/29/2008

e country. He leads both by clearly focused vision and by his own example of groundbreaking work on the pathobiology of liver disease," said Arthur S. Levine, MD, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. "And, if our experience with the open laboratory design of the Biomedical Science Tower 3 is a good example, research at Children's will take on a new creativity and energy with the opportunities presented by the open laboratory design, which promotes the type of frequent informal interaction among scientists that often leads to the most innovative ideas."

There are more than 350 scientists and clinicians dedicated to research, and 16 endowed chairs supporting groundbreaking research. Each Children's Hospital investigator is a full-time member of the of the University of Pittsburgh faculty.

"There is nothing worse than a child suffering from a debilitating disease or illness. One way to help build a healthy and strong tomorrow is by supporting research that can help find cures for childhood diseases today," said John G. Rangos Sr. "Children's Hospital provides some of the best pediatric care in the country, and is one of the many reasons why I have continued to support them over the years. It is our responsibility to help ensure all children have a bright and healthy future."

Under the leadership of Dr. Perlmutter, the research program at Children's Hospital is now ranked sixth in the nation in terms of the overall number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards. In the last 8 years, research funding to Children's Hospital from the NIH has increased from less than $4 million to well over $23 million in 2007. Total funding from all sources has now exceeded $42 million per year.

"This building will provide the space for Children's Hospital to continue to recruit the finest child health researchers in the country and also from other countries and also to focus on
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