New CHOG Clinical Research Unit provides valuable resources

The need at Children’s Hospital of Georgia for an on-site research unit has been met with the addition of a new Clinical Research Unit designed to help bring studies and research from the bench to the bedside in order to provide better care for our pediatric and adult patients.

The Clinical Research Unit will provide valuable, functional infrastructure to young and seasoned faculty to conduct pediatric research to include community studies as well as clinical trials, while supporting the institutional goal of becoming a top-tiered research university.

All faculty and staff are invited to the unit’s Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 14, starting at noon on the 5th floor of CHOG. CRU Research Director Martha Tingen and team will provide an overview and brief tours. Remarks by key institutional leaders will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This is truly an outpatient unit within an inpatient setting complete with all the available resources that a hospital setting provides,” said Tingen. “The unit has easy access from the main entrance of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and is located adjacent to an outstanding pediatric unit.

“The importance of the unit for the Medical College of Georgia and Children’s Hospital of Georgia is multifaceted,” said Tingen. “For example, it provides a novel unit for early-stage and seasoned faculty to conduct research to advance and improve child health in a setting adjacent to their clinical practice, and it is a resource for health sciences students to explore research options, conduct literature reviews, and attempt to find the answer to an unanswered question that may have come up in rounds.”

The two-bed unit, while located in CHOG, is built to accommodate adolescent and adult populations as well.

For more information on the Open House, contact Matt Humphries at 706-721-3037.

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