The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia follows the largest and most diverse population of children with neurologic, psychiatric, and developmental disabilities in the country. Outstanding clinical, translational, and basic researchers complement the clinical care programs throughout the Hospital. Led by Michael Robinson, PhD, the Neuroscience Research Affinity Group facilitates the development of targeted investigation and fosters the interactions necessary to rapidly translate research into best clinical practices. The affinity group targets four areas of research priorities: neuroprotection, epilepsy, stress biology, and autism/complex neurobehavioral disorders. The group also organizes seminar series and meetings to attract esteemed scientists from around the world.