University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pediatric Research Office

The Pediatric Research Office provides infrastructure support to child health researchers at UNMC and Children's Nebraska who are members of the institute, providing the latest in treatment options for pediatric patients while adhering to the highest ethical standards in research.

Projects reflect a diversity of work for the National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical sponsors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and investigator-initiated research. Other projects are ongoing in the areas of child health policy, hematology and oncology, pulmonology, endocrinology and metabolism.

Our office offers a variety of clinical research support services, ranging from single consultations to full participation at every step of the research process.

For general pediatric research questions or if you are interested in starting a new study and/or are new to the process, please feel free to reach out to us at our dedicated research email address: PedsResearch@unmc.edu.

Research support for members may include:

  • Study planning consultation
  • Regulatory consultation
  • Regulatory documentation
  • Initial IRB application
  • All IRB submissions
  • Study coordination
  • Subject recruitment
  • Subject visits & assessments
  • Database development
  • Data & source management
  • Data entry
  • Budget
  • Contract
  • Matrix development
  • Matrix maintenance

Professional Resources Available

Writing Consultation

With experience as a researcher himself, grant/scientific writer Matt Sandbulte, PhD, assists our investigators with grant applications, from writing support to help with submission logistics.

Biostatistics Support

Biostatistician Junghyae Lee, PhD, MPH, of UNMC’s Department of Biostatistics, is dedicated to supporting investigators with assistance in research design and biostatistics. Members are encouraged to consult with Dr. Lee early in their research projects for support ranging from experimental design and calculating required sample size to analysis of data sets and portrayal of data in presentations and manuscripts.

Data Support

Data sources we help with research requests for: • Children's EHR Data • Nebraska Medicine EHR Data • Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) Data • Pediatric Hospital Information System Data • CyncHealth Data

Request Data Support using this link.

Research Specimen Lab

The CHRI Research Specimen Laboratory is offered to pediatric investigators in collaboration with the Pediatric Research Office. The lab has new research-dedicated equipment, including a refrigerated centrifuge, microcentrifuge, -70°C freezer, -20°C freezer, refrigerator, and QuantStudio 6 Flex real-time PCR machine.

About the PRO

Learn more about the CHRI Team and our clinical research support.