The Mission of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Research is:
- To provide children safe, effective, ethical and reliable evaluation of pharmaceuticals and devices in a caring environment.
- To provide investigators with an efficient infrastructure, committed research staff and operational expertise to recruit, perform and manage clinical trials.
- To provide sponsors with quality data in compliance with applicable federal regulations in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- To provide research team members an environment to grow and excel in their field through educational, networking and training opportunities.
- Centralized clinical trials office and services
- Access to a large, diverse pediatric population and active database
– Rady Children’s provides care to more than 280,000 children annually
– More than 265,000 outpatient and specialty clinic visits annually
– Patients are ethnic-diverse and range in age from neonate to 18 years
- More than 890 active clinical trials
– High enrollment and retention rate
- Over 40 pediatric subspecialties
- Over 200 pediatric specialty physician investigators
- Experienced clinical trial investigators in Allergy/Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Genetics, Gynecology, Hematology-Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Maternal Fetal Medicine/OB, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatric Dentistry, Physical Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Toxicology and Urology.
- Multiple research settings
Outpatient, inpatient and community research settings, including 28 satellite locations throughout the county
- Long-standing proven partnerships
– Collaboration with University of California, San Diego
– Member of Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit network (PPRU)
– Member of Children’s Oncology Group network (COG)
- Child-friendly environment
– Child-appropriate devices, equipment and facilities
– Healing gardens, playrooms, child life specialists and a full-time teacher
– A philosophy of family-centered care which invites families to be part of the research process
– Family Resource Center, a 1,400 square-foot space that includes showers, sleeping, eating and quiet areas for families
– Ronald McDonald House, adjacent to Rady Children’s, available to families whose children are undergoing tests or treatment
– Canine Care Therapy with dogs making about 12,000 bedside visits annually
– A McDonald’s restaurant in the Rose Pavilion lobby