PCRO Mission and Goals


To facilitate the planning, design, coordination, performance, and tracking of clinical research in children according to local, federal, and international guidelines & laws.


  • Investigate the pharmacology of novel therapeutic agents in children
  • Increase the overall quantity and quality of clinical trials and especially participation in NIH-sponsored trials at DCH.
  • Partner with OCTRI to develop translational research in pharmacogenomics and pharmacoproteomics
  • Collaborate with community pediatricians to conduct clinical research
  • Provide a milieu for educating health professionals about pediatric clinical research and clinical trials
  • Attract inquiries for study participation from academic colleagues and industry partners