Advocate Center for Pediatric Research
The Advocate Center for Pediatric Research (ACPR) works together with clinicians, investigators, and administrative leaders across Advocate Children’s Hospital and Advocate Health Care towards a common vision to improve children’s health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of pediatric clinical and translational research.
At Advocate Children's Hospital, our goal is to provide the best, evidence-based care for all children. To do that, we are actively involved in clinical research to better understand, treat or prevent childhood illnesses or conditions. Clinical research is vital to the advancement of health care. Our clinicians (physicians, nurses, and others) are actively involved in a wide variety of research activities, including clinical trials.
The majority of the research occurs at both campuses of Advocate Children's Hospital.
The Center also provides support to other Advocate sites that are interested or involved in pediatric research.
Pediatric clinical trials and other research are currently underway in a variety of clinical areas.
These research activities, combined with the latest technology and expertise, allow us to provide children with access to the latest treatments and medications, alternatives to standard therapies, and additional choices for care. This research is coordinated through our central office dedicated to supporting research involving children, the Advocate Center for Pediatric Research.