UT PEDIATRIC RESEARCH

Welcome

Mission

To provide a child friendly environment conducive to pediatric research.

Goals

Providing faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Department of Pediatrics with a child friendly environment to:

  • Promote clinical research for the children of South Texas.
  • Provide infrastructure to allow full range of pediatric trials, including those involving ill children.
  • Offer an environment catering to the unique needs of children and their families.
  • Consolidate currently duplicated resources and effort.
  • Provide the infrastructure and administrative expertise for the development of new projects especially by new investigators.

Personnel

Management Team:
Robin Tragus, RN, MSN Research Nurse Supervisor, UTHSCSA
Jannine Cody, PhD Scientific Director
Daniel Hale, MD   Medical Director
Ann Kruger, RN, MBA Administrator, Dept. of Pediatrics
Staff:
Dana Word, RN  
Judy Kral  

Services Provided

The staff can provide assistance with a variety of clinical and administrative needs such as:

  • Research Nursing support,
  • Collection of study data and biological samples
  • Completion of case report forms
  • Lab sample processing and shipping,
  • Investigational drug storage at room temperature, and 2-8oC
  • Institutional approvals and monitoring for compliance
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Facility utilization review
  • Budget preparation
  • Financial tracking
  • Billing for procedures
  • Patient incentives
  • Informed consenting
  • Budgeting and negotiation
  • Account management
  • Agreement/ Contract Review