Research Advisory Board
The Research Advisory Board is comprised of 25 independent research scientists who will help determine the direction of research efforts of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
The Research Advisory Board reviews each funding request from researchers throughout the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system, and decides, based on scientific merit, which projects to recommend for funding each year. Based upon these recommendations, the Clinical and Basic Research Committee then presents the research department’s program to the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for final approval.
Shriners Hospitals for Children funds research projects aimed at finding the causes and cures for disabling bone and joint diseases and cleft lip and palate, and the best treatments and rehabilitation for burns, spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disorders.
The health care system’s 2011 research program will fund 88 research and special shared facilities studies, 22 clinical studies and 28 fellowships.
Many children have benefited substantially from the advances achieved by researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children. The 22-hospital health care system is a recognized leader in both research and treatment of pediatric orthopaedics, burns and spinal cord injuries.