Clinical Research

If you are a current, prospective or past research participant or a designated representative that would like to discuss any problems, concerns, and questions; obtain information; or offer input with an informed individual who is unaffiliated with the specific research protocol please feel free to contact us.

About Us 

When Children's Healthcare of Atlanta was formed in 1998 through the merger of Egleston Children's Hospital and Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center, we brought together 165 combined years of meeting children’s unique medical needs through both treatment and research.

Research is a cornerstone of the Children's mission. In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine and other academic institutions, Children's seeks the answers for the most perplexing childhood medical conditions through teaching and research. By constantly developing new techniques, treatments and cures, Children's is committed to advancements in pediatric medicine.

Children’s pursues research excellence by:

  • Initiating clinical trials and studies
  • Interpreting data and findings
  • Translating results into clinical applications
  • Sharing the knowledge

Clinical Trials and Collaboration  

Children’s, Emory and affiliated community researchers initiate and conduct clinical and translational research at both Children’s at Egleston and Children’s at Scottish Rite. The purpose of these trials is discovery of preventive, diagnostic and wellness strategies for children with serious medical illnesses or challenges.

Children's researchers are engaged in more than 600 active studies in the community to improve the delivery of pediatric care in 28 specialty areas, with an emphasis on hematology/oncology, blood and marrow transplantation and cardiology.

Funding Sources  

Funding for Children's clinical research comes from a variety of sources, including:

  • Intramural, such as Children’s funds specifically allocated for research
  • Philanthropy, such as annual gifts, individual donors, special events, foundation gifts and grants
  • Industry, such as pharmaceutical companies and vendors
  • Government agencies, such as NIH, FDA, CDC and State Government
  • In-kind, such as non-reimbursed research services and support provided by the Clinical Research Department