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Institute of Child Health
The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond
Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and
basic research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health.
The joint institution’s overall mission is to:
Improve the health and wellbeing of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement
UCL Institute of Child Health pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary
approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of
childhood disease. A broad range of paediatric issues is covered, from
molecular genetics to population health sciences.
established in 1945 and, in 2006, joined UCL's newly-formed Faculty of
Biomedical Sciences, becoming the largest of its 14 Divisions and
Institutes. ICH has maintained a particularly close relationship with
GOSH throughout its sixty-three year existence. These close links have
enabled ICH to pursue medical research in the context of child health
and disease, based upon an integrated approach of careful clinical
observation and scientific investigation. This allows an understanding
of disease mechanisms and, in turn, leads to precise diagnosis and
development of new therapies.