Research at the Children’s Hospital includes basic science and clinical investigation in a wide spectrum of pediatric fields. Our research aims to reduce morbidity and increase the success of treatment of many childhood diseases.

Who we are

The mission of the Pediatric Clinical Research Office is to enhance, foster and promote organized clinical research within the Penn State Health Children's Hospital.

By stimulating clinical research, the Pediatric Clinical Research Office will help Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center meet its goals of patient care, teaching, service and research.

Our office is active in Penn State University investigator-initiated research through collaborations between faculty, our office and its research staff. We help investigators initiate new studies and provides recruitment, consent writing, regulatory, budgetary and data collection assistance where needed. This help may also include administrative, procedural, and case report documentation.

Help is also provided to investigators with industry-sponsored clinical trials. We promote investigator initiated research within central Pennsylvania, trains our staff to promote quality research within Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and provide guidance on the adoption of "Good Clinical Practices”.