Overview

Mission

The mission of the Pediatric Clinical Research Office (PCRO) is to enhance, foster and promote organized clinical research within the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. By stimulating clinical research, the Pediatric Clinical Research Office will help Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center meet its goals of patient care, teaching, service and research. The PCRO is currently and strives to continue to be active in PSU investigator-initiated research through collaborations between faculty and our office and its research staff. The PCRO helps investigators initiate new studies and provides recruitment, consent writing, regulatory, budgetary, and data collection assistance where needed. This help may also include administrative, procedural, and case report documentation. Help is also provided to investigators with industry-sponsored clinical trials. The PCRO promotes investigator initiated research within central Pennsylvania, trains our staff to promote quality research within the Medical Center and the adoption of "Good Clinical Practices”.