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About CHRI

Research to improve health and achieve a better future for our children


The mission of the Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is to ask and answer critical research questions that will lead to improved health and a better future for our children.


By focusing the attention of researchers, families, funders and clinicians from across Virginia Commonwealth University campus and beyond, the CHRI will catalyze the development of critical investigations designed to enhance the health and development of children from our community and around the world. These will enhance our visibility, attract outstanding new faculty and trainees, raise external funding and philanthropy investments and improve education efforts.

Focus areas

Based on strengths, opportunities and the needs of our communities, four inaugural research focus areas have been selected to enhance cross-disciplinary collaborations and foster innovative research.

  • Emergency care/intensive care/cardiac/pulmonary
  • Health equity
  • Neurosciences
  • Translational and personalized medicine (TPM)

Learn more about our focus areas

Help us create healthier futures for children

Help us create healthier futures for children

At CHoR, we are actively conducting clinical trials to help cure childhood diseases. By participating in clinical trials, you are helping us advance health care for children. Learn more clinical trials or click here see our active clinical trials.

Information for patients and families

Support our research

We rely on your support to discover new treatments and cure childhood diseases. Your gift will help ensure that children can enjoy the adventures and experiences of childhood to their greatest potential.

Donate to support children's health