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The Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (PCTRC) is available to provide specialized nursing care, testing and equipment for your research. The PCTRC has facilities capable of accommodating both inpatient and outpatient studies. The PCTRC cares for both Pediatric and Adult patients.
Learn more below about how you can utilize these facilities and our resources.
Current PCTRC resources include a 4-bed inpatient facility which is located on a combined unit housing metabolic/PCTRC and adolescent pediatric ward. The PCTRC is given priority for scheduling up to 4 research beds for inpatient protocols on this unit. The PCTRC Nurse Manager oversees the Research Admissions; she will manage Protocol education, Cerner order sets, and orientation.
The PCTRC outpatient unit consists of a 2,268 square foot patient care unit located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville, in the AOB, 3rd floor, Rabbit Suite 3400. The unit includes everything needed to undertake and support the research studies being conducted on the unit.
The hours of the PCTRC are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The unit has a patient waiting room, four outpatient exam rooms and a private patient restroom. The PCTRC has iPads available to the patients for use during their visit.
The PCTRC unit has a dedicated phlebotomy space, a utility room for medication preparation and dispensing; including a medication refrigerator. There is an equipment storage room, administrative offices, and PCTRC nursing offices. All are adjacent to each other markedly enhancing efficiency and smooth functioning of the PCTRC unit.
Some of the Specialized Resources and Nursing Care Services that are provided are listed below:
The PCTRC houses a specimen processing laboratory equipped with:
The PCTRC unit also has a utility room for medication dispensing; including a medication refrigerator. There is an equipment storage room, administrative offices, and PCTRC nursing offices. All are adjacent to each other markedly enhancing efficiency and smooth functioning of the PCTRC unit.
To get additional information and to begin the process, the study team should contact the PCTRC to set up a budget meeting to discuss the resources needed to conduct your study
You will meet with the Nurse Manager and PCTRC staff; you will be provided with information on our unit, a tour of the PCTRC and a budget to use in your study submission or contract negotiations.
You should send an email to:
During the budget meeting you will be provided with guidance on the remaining steps of the process. Some of the Information covered will be:
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