Research has been an integral part of the activities of this hospital. We established The West China Institutes for Women and Children’s Health, which cover an area of over 6,300 square meters. The Institutes have spacious laboratories equipped with state-of-art research apparatus worth nearly 50 million RMB yuan, including flow cytometry, HPLC-MS and confocal microscope and so on, which are shared by the labs. We have the Ministerial Key Lab of Women and Children’s Disease and Birth Defects, the Provincial Key Lab of Development and Women and Children’s Disease, the Innovation Team of Ministry of Education for Basic and Clinical Research on Early Development and Injury, and the Innovation Team of Sichuan province for Basic and Clinical Research on Neurologic Disease. And the National Birth Defects Monitoring Center of China/The National Office for Maternal and Child Health Surveillance is ba-x-sed in this hospital. Our staff have won one research project supported by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and a title of Top 100 National Excellent Paper for Doctoral Degree. And we publish two national journals: The Chinese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics(Electronic Edition) and The International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Hematology.
In 2011, we won record-high 112 research programs with a total grant of over 3200 RMB yuan, including 24 programs supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. And our staff published 413 papers, including 79 on SCI journals, and 34 medical books, and were awarded 10 patents, including 5 for national inventions, which is a breakthrough of this hospital.