Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
The Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (IPRM) is a collaborative initiative of the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California (SHCNC).
The IPRM carries out basic and translational/clinical research, with the aim of helping children with spinal cord dysfunction, orthopaedic disorders and burns.
The IPRM occupies more than 27,000 square feet of laboratory space at SHCNC on the UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) campus in Sacramento.
One focus of the IPRM is on the potential for stem cell-based therapies to facilitate the regeneration of neural and connective tissues and skin. A second research interest of the IPRM is on Immunomodulation in children with burns or spinal cord injuries.
David Pleasure, MD, Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, and a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UC Davis, leads the new institute.
David Greenhalgh, MD, Associate Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, is a Professor of Surgery at UC Davis, Chief of Burn Surgery at Shriners, and was the President of the American Burn Association (ABA).