The Pediatric Research Unit (formerly the Pediatric Research Center) combines research, top-notch care and compassion to offer exceptional care for children. The Pediatric Research Unit is located on the fifth floor of the new Center for Advanced Pediatrics, which is a 260,000-square-foot outpatient facility. The center brings together more than 20 pediatric specialties under one roof, enabling care coordination for our complex patient population. While at the Pediatric Research Unit, your child will be in the hands of highly skilled medical professionals with specialized training and expertise. Our team is well equipped to meet the unique needs of your child, and we take pride in delivering safe, compassionate, quality care.
The Pediatric Research Unit is a collaborative effort developed through a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Georgia. It allows pediatric researchers to conduct innovative research, while giving children and their families an opportunity to take part in leading-edge clinical trials.
Patient facilities and services
The Pediatric Research Unit also has use of space on the Egleston hospital campus for research study visits that include services not offered in the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, such as MRI, CT scan and the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core.
For research studies that require an inpatient stay, there is a fully equipped four-bed inpatient area at Egleston, where staff is trained in research nursing methodologies.
When participating in a research study at Egleston, we offer full access to the family-centered amenities available there, including:there, including:
- Wireless Internet
- Exercise area
- Laundry room
- Sleep rooms
- Private showers
- Business center
- Family library
- Cafeteria and coffee shop