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Pediatric Clinical Research Center Demonstration Grant

Final Report

Pediatric Clinical Research Center Demonstration Grant Final Report (PDF)

Age

  • Perinatal/Infancy (0-12 months)
  • Toddlerhood (13-35 months)
  • Early Childhood (3-5 years)
  • Middle Childhood (6-11 years)
  • Adolescence (12-18 years)

Abstract

Clinical research is the most successful and enduring means of improving the outcomes of sick children. No scientific discovery, and no new medication or medical device, can benefit ill children without first being subjected to rigorous, scientific, pediatric clinical research. Therefore, coordinating pediatric research discoveries, translational and applied research, and clinical trials is urgently needed to improve the treatment outcomes for chronically ill children. Thus, an infrastructure is needed to test efficacy of treatments and to coordinate the implementation of the processes involved in transferring research results to treatment settings. This Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) at All Children's Hospital will coordinate pediatric research discoveries, translational and applied research, and clinical trials in St. Petersburg, Florida. This PCRC will provide a point of service for facilitating the pediatric clinical and observational research efforts from a comprehensive cancer research center, a school of public health, a college of nursing, a college of medicine, and a children's hospital. The PCRC demonstration project will support the administrative infrastructure needed for clinical research efforts focused toward preventing and curing diseases of children and eventuate in better health outcomes for children.

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