Seattle Children's

Seattle Children’s founded GAPPS in 2007 after recognizing prematurity and stillbirth as a research priority requiring immediate local and global attention. In addition to responding to dismal statistics on maternal and newborn deaths worldwide, Seattle Children’s care providers witness daily the long-term health problems related to preterm birth. And stillbirth is not exclusively a developing world problem; in the U.S. alone 25,000 families suffer stillbirths each year.

GAPPS is part of Seattle Children’s expanding focus on global health. Research projects at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) include HIV/AIDS related projects in Kenya, Zimbabwe and India; influenza trials in Africa and Asia; and lead an international consortium examining the genetics of cleft lip/palate in Colombia.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute is Home to GAPPS RepositoryGAPPS Repository is housed within Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) in Seattle, one of the most highly-acclaimed pediatric research centers in the country. An initiative of Seattle Children’s and the research institute, GAPPS benefits through collaboration with the institute’s renowned research innovators.

About Seattle Children's
Founded in 1907, Seattle Children's provides exceptional patient care, conducts ground-breaking research and serves as an important educational resource for parents and healthcare professionals. As the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, Seattle Children’s specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. For more information on Seattle Children’s programs, follow these links:

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seattle Children’s Foundation


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