Dell Pediatric Research Institute Opens at Mueller

Event: Grand opening of The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Pediatric Research Institute.

When: 2 p.m., Friday, April 23.

Where: Dell Pediatric Research Institute, 1400 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Austin, Texas.

Background: The Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI) is The University of Texas at Austin's new state-of-the-art medical research facility that promises to advance understanding of childhood diseases and disorders. DPRI is located on the site of the old Robert Mueller Airport in Central Austin and next door to the Dell Children's Medical Center.

DPRI research will enable advances in areas including childhood obesity, cancer, birth defects, brain injury, nutrition, epilepsy and autism.

The institute is being created as a result of a $38 million challenge grant from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.