Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC: John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center
For more than 15 years, the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has provided state-of-the-art facilities for scientists and medical professionals to collaborate on finding cures for childhood disease and disability. Established in 1990 with a $15 million federal grant and a $3 million gift from John G. Rangos Sr., the center stands as a model facility in the eyes of outside regulatory agencies. Studies performed here are as varied as the diseases the dedicated staff seeks to overcome. Studies representing academic pursuit in every major discipline are currently underway. Click here to read full story.
A second $3 million gift to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh helped establish the John G. Rangos Massimo Trucco Diabetes Center, which is located inside the Rangos Research Center. The state-of-the-art lab is a dedicated local resource used by scientists and medical professionals in their search for a cure for type-1 diabetes, more commonly known as juvenile diabetes.
Mr. Rangos joined the CHP board of directors in 1990 and still serves as a member. In light of his generosity and longstanding dedication to the Hospital, the board voted unanimously to name the new facility in the Pittsburgh suburb of Lawrenceville after him. In 2001, CHP merged with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, another institution Mr. Rangos supports. UPMC is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 healthcare providers, an achievement that fills Mr. Rangos with pride.
The new John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, now located on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's campus in Lawrenceville, opened its doors in the fall of 2008. A model facility with 300,000 square feet of space, it is helping doctors and scientists find cures to dreaded childhood illnesses, and meeting the medical industry's growing demands for quality research space.