While Minnesota is home to outstanding children’s hospitals, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital leads the way in applying groundbreaking research to the care of young patients.
Since committing $25 million in 2014, Minnesota Masonic Charities has played a key role in making these research discoveries possible.
From pioneering a way to restore brain plasticity in teens with cognitive impairment to developing treatments that could stop a debilitating infectious disease in utero, U researchers are innovating and improving young lives because of Masonic support.
This work not only impacts patients and families statewide, but children across the U.S.
U pediatrics faculty members are leaders in their fields and continually share their breakthroughs with peers nationwide. The opportunities for these collaborations are only growing—in 2018, the U’s pediatrics department ranked eighth in total NIH funding among pediatrics departments in the U.S.
Funding from Minnesota Masonic Charities also makes crucial training possible for future pediatricians.
With Masonic support, the Department of Pediatrics’ rural rotation has provided several residents with the chance to work in community hospitals across the state. And soon, residents will be able to build their skills in pediatric mental health care and create collaborations with peers nationwide because of new Masonic support.
As the Masonic Children’s Hospital continues to save lives and shape the practice of pediatrics, it’s hard to imagine a partner that has been more integral to its success than Minnesota Masonic Charities.
"The Masonic gift has been a critical part of the success of our academic, education, and clinical missions in children’s health. It has launched new programs and helped us grow areas we were already developing. It is truly making a difference for children here in Minnesota and around the world."
—Joseph Neglia, M.D., department head, Pediatrics