Our mission is to improve children's health care through research focused on their mental, physical, and social well being. The Center leads and supports a number of clinical trials and other studies that involve young patients and their families.
At the Advocate Children's Hospitals, our goal is to provide the best, evidence-based care for all children. To do that, we are actively involved in clinical research to better understand, treat, or prevent childhood illnesses or conditions. Clinical research is vital to the advancement of health care. Our clinicians (physicians, nurses, and others) are actively involved in a wide variety of research activities, including clinical trials.
The majority of the research occurs at Advocate Children's Hospital:
The Center also provides support to other Advocate sites that are interested or involved in pediatric research.
Pediatric clinical trials and other research are currently underway in many areas:
- Critical Care
- Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonology
- General Pediatrics
- Infectious Disease
These research activities, combined with the latest technology and expertise, allow us to provide children with access to the latest treatments and medications, alternatives to standard therapies, and additional choices for care. This research is coordinated through our central office dedicated to supporting research involving children, the Advocate Center for Pediatric Research.