Clinical Research

The clinical research program in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology has grown substantially during the past several years. The outstanding clinical research infrastructure within the Division – with separate components serving oncology and hematology – currently consists of 13 clinical research associates and three research nurses.

All of these positions are based at Children’s Medical Center, and most are funded through peer-reviewed NIH grants supporting patient-oriented investigation in childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, and hemostasis-thrombosis.

Further evidence of the robust clinical research environment is the fact that six Division faculty members have been among the NIH KL2 grant-supported Clinical Research Scholars at UT Southwestern Medical Center, while two other Clinical Scholars who are formally appointed in other divisions have focused their research on pediatric sickle cell disease, with George Buchanan, M.D., as their mentor.

For seven consecutive years, fellows or junior faculty have been selected to attend the American Society of Hematology’s prestigious Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI).