Affiliations & Partnerships
The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) was created 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. Member institutions include:
- Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
- University of Delaware
- Thomas Jefferson University
- Christiana Care Health System
By combining the priorities and assets of the member institutions, the DHSA provides leadership in improving health and health services in our state. The alliance also provides a key element to the First State's economic future by nurturing research and developing advanced technology.
Learn more about the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance.
Florida Research Affiliations
Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville collaborates closely with 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:
- Edward Waters College
- Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Jacksonville University
- University of North Florida
- University of Florida
- University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando 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 and Prevention (CDC) 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 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 — understanding how 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:
- Awards and Grants program
- Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC)
- Epidemiology and Statistics program