About Our Research Connecticut Children’s Division of Research accomplishes its mission through several mechanisms: Conducting research on improving the health and healthcare of children Providing a cutting-edge research infrastructure to support Connecticut Children’s investigators, including research support staff, a statistical core, grant-writing assistance, and expert input on research operations and management Mentoring early investigators, including medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty Disseminating and publicizing the research findings of Connecticut Children’s investigators The Division is staffed by more than 50 highly skilled professionals, including expert research associates, divisional research managers, certified study coordinators, and experienced sponsored-program administrators and analysts. Research Centers & Divisions Many of Connecticut Children’s clinical divisions are committed to discovery through research. Connecticut Children’s is also home to several research centers dedicated to exploring specific topics, such as human milk. Learn more about our research centers and programs > Research Funding & Support Connecticut Children’s research portfolio is supported by grants from a variety of federal funders (including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Science Foundation), state agencies (Connecticut Department of Public Health and Connecticut Department of Children and Families), foundations (Alvord Educational Foundation, JPB Foundation, and the LEGO Community Fund), philanthropy, and the pharmaceutical industry. Research Collaborations Connecticut Children’s has robust research collaborations with UConn Health, the University of Connecticut, and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The UConn Technology Incubation Program is the home of a lab and team under the direction of Connecticut Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief, Christine Finck, MD.