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Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health

A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Drukier Institute for Children’s Health. Our mission is to accelerate research discovery from the bedside to the bench and back with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of children.

I am a pediatric rheumatologist by training with long-standing experience in translational research, and I am delighted for the opportunity to be the Founding Director of the Drukier Institute. For more than twenty years, it has truly been my honor to take care of chronically ill children with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; and it is their tenacity and courage in the face of disease that fuels my goal to accelerate progress in pediatric research.

Patient-centered research, scientific collaboration and mentoring the next generation of pediatric clinician-scientists are institutional priorities and are rooted in the work we do every day. I am proud to lead the Drukier Institute’s outstanding group of investigators whose work is dedicated to providing a hopeful outlook for the treatment and care of sick children.

Please explore the website to learn more about our research and meet our faculty.

My very best regards,

Virginia Pascual, MD