Research at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the United States, spans more than 800 ongoing clinical trials, over 800,000 square feet of lab space, and one of the largest and most diverse pediatric patient populations in the country. Texas Children’s is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and is its primary pediatric training site. With funding of more than $115 million annually, over 120 Texas Children's and Baylor College of Medicine principal investigators are conducting over 1000 clinical, basic science, and translational research projects at any given moment.With 1 million patient encounters per year and a catchment area including the nation’s 4th-largest city, we also host patient visits from more than 50 nations. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of a variety of pediatric health issues. Texas Children’s also assists medical teams in treating critically ill children throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. The hospital's award-winning medical staff consists of renowned, board-certified, primary-care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists and dentists. In addition, Texas Children's offers a dedicated, highly skilled nursing and support staff of more than 6000. Texas Children’s trains doctors and other medical staff from around the world in conjunction with the Center for TeleHealth and through physician exchanges and visits.
The Feigin Center houses 20 floors and half-a-million square feet of lab space, including a lifelike clinical pediatric simulation center and all the Core facilities needed to image, store, and test biologic, genetic, and clinical samples of all kinds.
The Children's Nutrition Research Center is one of only 6 federally funded human nutrition research centers in the United States and the first to study nutrition from conception through adolescence. Since 1978, over 8500 volunteers have participated in Center studies and more than 1700 scientific articles have been published.
Texas Children's Hospital opened the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI), the world's first basic science research institute dedicated to childhood neurological diseases in December 2010. Thirteen floors and 344,000 square feet of space house some of the nation’s foremost neurological scientists in the heart of the nation’s largest medical center. According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people, including 300 million children, suffer from some form of neurological disease. While neurological diseases are more common than cancer and heart disease combined, the field has received fewer research dollars than either.
The goal of the Research Resources Office (RRO) is to provide unified, coordinated and comprehensive researcher-focused support and education for all regulatory aspects of both investigator initiated, NIH cooperative group, and pharmaceutical industry studies, as well as provide centralized resources for the pre- and post-award processes involved in developing and implementing the wide range of basic, translational or clinical studies performed by Texas Children's Hospital investigators.
Investigators can access the CRC protocol database online as well.
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