Welcome to the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Welcome to the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. As Europe’s leading centre for child health research and education, over the last five years we have implemented an Academic Strategy. These are:
- Developmental Biology and Cancer
- Developmental Neurosciences
- Genetics and Genomic Medicine
- Infection, Inflammation and Immunology
- Population Policy and Practice
In that time, our grant income has grown substantially and the quality of our publications, as evidenced by mean citation impact, puts us in the top three of Child Health Research Institutes, internationally. My colleagues and I, over the past months, have been developing a refreshment of this Academic Strategy, which we launched in July 2019. The key elements of this Refreshed Strategy include a new Education Strategy which will be completely integrated into the overall Academic Strategy, an even closer alignment with Great Ormond Street Hospital and a clear strategy for international partnerships. In addition to our thematic strength of rare diseases, cell and gene therapy and the life course, we have developed some strategic initiatives. These include:
- Data Science
- Stem Cell Biology
- Global Health
We intend to have further strategic initiatives which identify areas of strength here and which are also of strategic external importance.
In July 2019, we also opened a wonderful new building, the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, which we will be jointly run with Great Ormond Street Hospital. We intend that this new building will considerably augment our ability to move quickly to develop and improve diagnosis and treatment for children with rare diseases, many of which, at the minute, do not have any specific treatments. We are very excited by all these developments and encourage you to read about these in more detail throughout the pages of this website. See more: Video Zayed Centre for Research opening.
Professor Rosalind Smyth CBE FMedSci
Director, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH)
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) which, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), forms the largest concentration of children's health research in Europe.
The inspirational mission of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is to:"improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement".
The academic strategy of GOS ICH is focused on five scientific research and teaching departments.
Building on the strengths provided by the research and teaching departments, we promote research-based education. We aim to attract the best basic and clinical scientists who are interested in pursuing careers in child health related disciplines. Our educational offerings are tailored to their needs. We are also offering vocational courses in paediatric specialties that are designed to attract and educate clinicians, healthcare scientists and allied health professionals in all aspects of child health and paediatrics.
Our collaborations and partnerships
The cross-fertilisation and application of child health expertise at UCL is coordinated through the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Read more about our partnerships and strategic vision for the benefit for research for the benefit of children's health.