Research Unit

Leading Research in Pediatric Disease

The Patient Oriented Research Unit (PORU) has dedicated space on the 10th floor of the Northwest Tower and serves as an academic base for the interaction and collaboration of clinical investigators within the Department of Pediatrics. Administrative members of the PORU assist members of the Unit with navigating compliance issues, departmental Human Resources, grant development and management, and administration of clinical contracts.

PORU investigators are studying a variety of clinical topics, including diabetes, asthma, sickle cell disease, hypertension, cancer predisposition, organ transplantation, and many others. Beyond physicians, participants in these studies include psychologists, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians.

Research Areas

  • Asthma
  • Organ Transplant
  • Brain Injury
  • Staph Infection
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Antibiotic Allergic Reactions
  • Infection
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes

Our Administrative Staff