The Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) and its coordinator are available to support investigators conducting pediatric clinical trials. This 2-bed facility located in the main hospital on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus includes a wet lab for processing samples. Investigational drug study activities are supported by the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute pharmacist on staff. The clinical coordinator provides assistance with study initiation, closure, randomization, and the day-to-day routine execution of clinical trials. Pharmacy-related support activities include drug accountability, study procedures, inventory/records documentation, and drug resource information for all health care providers. These activities combined, provide for a coordinated, efficient and accurate dispensing and documentation system.
PCRU Coordinator: Janet Storment