Members in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are involved in cutting edge research related to critical illness in children. Our research includes bench research using animals and tissue culture models, translational, clinical, quality improvement and health services research. Areas of interest include the host immune response in critical illness, the effect of genetic variants on severity of critical illness, hypothermia, epigenetics, ECMO, innovative device technologies, optimization of prehospital transport and patient safety, long term outcomes and quality of life after critical illness and injury. The division is supported by a highly trained and very experienced clinical research team. The Division is also actively involved in the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network (PALISI) and participates in studies sponsored by this group.