Research Administration Office
Knowing that every child's life is sacred
Our pediatric experts are naturally driven to study the problems of today and develop even better treatments for tomorrow. We believe that all children deserve the best, evidence based treatment strategies available to manage their illnesses and to help them stay healthy. By supporting and encouraging research, Cook Children's contributes to the quality, effectiveness and safety of pediatric health care. With our Endowed Chair program, our collaboration with national consortiums and our participation in investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical trials, Cook Children's is committed to expanding our national research initiatives, growing our reputation and bringing the world’s leading-edge therapy home to North Texas.
Investigator-initiated research is conceived and designed by a Cook Children's staff member and is conducted solely at Cook Children's. With these projects, the investigators are responsible for coordinating and facilitating the entire project life-cycle. This includes the research design, initiation and conduction of the study, as well as analysis and publication of the clinical research. These are most often smaller scale studies aimed at evaluating drugs already on the market or providing open access to drugs in development that are not otherwise available.