The Pediatric Research Office (PRO) provides infrastructure support to research activities of Pediatric faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Children's Hospital & Medical Center (Children’s), giving pediatric patients the opportunity to participate and receive the latest in treatment options while adhering to the highest ethical standards in research.
In 2009, an affiliation was established between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Pediatric physicians of all specialties can now engage in research at both sites. UNMC and Children’s provide designated research staff in pharmacy and lab areas who work directly with research study staff. Simultaneously, the UNMC Department of Pediatrics provides support for the Pediatric Research Office initiating the development of research trained Nurse Coordinators and research focused Administrative staff who support research at both sites specific to Pediatrics.
The following pages provide more information about the Pediatric Research Office: