The Pediatric Research Office was established in 2003 to enhance and promote organized clinical research within the Department of Pediatrics. We have a long and successful history of facilitating clinical research sponsored from a variety of funding entities including federally funded, industry-funded and investigator-initiated research projects and trials.
Over the past few years, we truly have grown and expanded our vision to becoming a global resource for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU/VCU Department of Pediatrics and pediatric community. The PRO strives to collaborate with community pediatricians and patients to conduct clinical research and to attract inquiries for study participation from members of the community and research partners.
Currently, there are more than 30 active and enrolling pediatric clinical trials. As we grow, we expect to improve both the quantity and the quality of our research trials providing comprehensive support to both investigators and study participants.
We are committed to supporting research investigators and to further develop and enhance department leadership in clinical and translational research. We provide investigators with the tools and committed research staff needed to acquire and initiate studies, to recruit patients, and to facilitate the planning, design, coordination, performance and tracking of clinical research participants according to local, federal, and international guidelines and laws.
Our staff works closely with sponsors and necessary VCU offices to expedite the initiation and management of studies. Our staff can be counted on to answer your questions and provide the following services:
- Budget preparation
- Internal VCU processes, procedures and paperwork
- Submission for institutional review board approval (WIRB)
- Contract issues and CDA preparation
- Completion of regulatory and financial documents for all new studies
- Study initiation and patient enrollment
Interested in a career in clinical research? Please contact us about clinical research job opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical trials research team
Jamie Petrasek, B.M.
Administrative director, Pediatric Research Office
Children’s Pavilion, Room P104
Phone: (804) 628-0212
Expertise: Pre- and post-award, financial management, administrative oversight of pediatric research
Calcine Harris, ASA
Grants and financial specialist
Children’s Pavilion, Room P006
Phone: (804) 628-1569
Expertise: Grants and financials
Debbie Bailey, RN, B.S.N.
Senior clinical research coordinator/research nurse coordinator
McGuire Hall Annex, Room 427
Phone: (804) 628-2632
Expertise: Pediatric diabetes clinical trials
Meagan Miller, B.S.
Clinical research coordinator
Children’s Pavilion, Room P008
Phone: (804) 628-3093
Expertise: Hematology and oncology clinical trials