Child Health research institute

Support the Child HEalth Research Institute

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), a collaborative venture between UNMC and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, supports research and child health in Nebraska, across the region and across the globe. Our mission is to improve the health of children through innovative research, collaborative discovery, community engagement and advocacy.

With community partnerships and the help of donors like you, we can improve child health and decrease the impact of diseases and other life altering conditions, such as childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and prematurity. Children are not just small adults; they need research focused on their specific conditions. Your generous donation will help our pediatric scientists continue current projects and fund new projects as they search for better treatments and cures. Despite the belief that industry and the federal government are the biggest funders of pediatric research, the truth is the majority of funding support across the nation comes from philanthropists like you.

Investing in children and the research that saves and improves their lives results in decades of impact for the child and their families.  We are honored to be a part of this and to work with you. If you have any questions or are interested in how you can support specific child healthcare projects, please contact us: Visit our website for more information.

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Amy Volk

Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine and Senior Vice President, UNMC Development

Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Amy enjoys managing an amazing team devoted to UNMC, its hospital partner Nebraska Medicine and their donors. She has the opportunity to help people make their philanthropic dreams come true and gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and well-being of others.

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When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.