Center for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Health Research

With a mission of promoting the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults by advancing meaningful and innovative clinical research, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC created the Center for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Research. Through this website, our virtual Center brings participants, families, researchers, health care providers, and the community into our research home where we can learn from one another. Together, we can promote the health of children and youth by advancing meaningful and innovative clinical research.

A Research Home for Investigators, Clinicians, Families, and Communities to Promote Child and Adolescent Health

Based on years of experience, we have learned that conducting research in a pediatric setting requires a specialized approach. We achieve success by creating a partnership through a concept we call the “Research Home” (PDF).

Alejandro Hoberman, MD, recipient of the 2014 Academic Pediatric Association Research Award, discusses pediatric research.

This initiative is in concert with a recommendation to strengthen clinical and translational research relevant to child health made by the consensus committee of the Institute of Medicine (now known as the Health and Medicine Division) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.