Advancing Medical Knowledge to Transform Care for Kentucky’s Children

At the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Office of Pediatric Research, our physicians and scientists use research to better understand pediatric disease, develop innovative treatments and discover medical breakthroughs. Our research means that we collect and examine information about each patient we care for through review of data, surveys, interviews, observational studies, clinical trials and more. Our physicians use this information to provide real-world solutions to problems that affect kids in Kentucky and around the world.

Office of Pediatric Research

The research programs at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are supported by the newly formed KCH Office of Pediatric Research, which provides project support and oversight for ongoing research projects. Our dedicated team of experienced research nurses, clinical coordinators and researchers works closely with physicians in multiple specialties to develop and support research that can connect to the needs of our patients.

The Office of Pediatric Research team has experience in nearly every aspect of study design and execution, from drug trials and clinical studies to basic bench research. Our full-time statistician allows us to assist with study design and perform the complicated analysis necessary to measure results.

Research at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is funded by more than 60 active grants and contracts, and several signature research programs are under development.