Affiliations & Partnerships

At Nemours Children's, we work with a variety of affiliates and partners for the mutual benefit of all. Our goal, as always, is to further our mission to use research to help enhance the health care of children everywhere.

Delaware Valley
Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA)

The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance was established in 2009 to help establish innovative collaborations among experts in medicine, health economics and policy, population sciences, public health, biomedical sciences, and engineering in Delaware.

Combining the priorities and assets of the member institutions (Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Delaware), the DHSA provides leadership in the improvement of health and health services in our state. The alliance also provides a key element to the First State's economic future through the nurturing of research and the development of advanced technology.

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We work closely with our partner hospitals Wolfson Children’s Hospital, University of Florida Health Jacksonville, and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville on important clinical research studies that provide the latest protocols for children with serious health conditions.

We also maintain academic relationships with:


Nemours Children’s Hospital is located in Lake Nona Medical City, one of the country’s emerging leaders in bioscience and research where scientific and medical advancements are made every day. Medical City is home to Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, a premier research institute where our doctor/researchers are able to collaborate on the latest advances in science and best practices in children’s health.

Our academic affiliations include:

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is really 27 separate research institutes and centers, constituting the world’s largest source of funding for medical research in the world. With millions of dollars in NIH funding, Nemours researchers in the Delaware Valley and Florida are actively engaged in a wide range of studies and trials that can lead to significant advances for children.

Centers for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. While much of the CDC’s activity focuses on prevention programs, the agency provides grants that assist research organizations that contribute to the CDC′s mission through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide. In addition to basic research, the MDA funds numerous translational research projects, which move promising new drug therapies into the clinic as rapidly and efficiently as possible and address critical weaknesses in the drug development process for rare diseases.

National Cancer Institute

The The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a division of the National institutes of Health that focuses on Cancer. NCI’s current research funding zeroes in on three important factors that affect many types of cancers:

  • co-morbidities: ways that health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity complicate the treatment of many cancers
  • circulating tumor cells: understanding how tumors metastasize
  • reducing cancer health disparities: understanding and addressing the disproportionate burden of cancer among various racial and ethnic groups

American Lung Association

For nearly a century, the American Lung Association (ALA) has played a proactive role in funding research aimed at preventing and treating lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, and others. ALA research has three components: the Awards and Grants program; the Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC); and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program.

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