Friedman with patientThe Pediatric Research Office (PRO) is designed to provide support for anyone conducting pediatric research at Children's of Alabama.  We provide expertise in a number of areas and have provided additional resources that are easily accessible to investigators. 

The PRO has recently compiled a Faculty Expertise Database at the request of Dr. Cohen.  The database includes DOP faculty information on scholarly and/or research interests; interest in mentoring students, residents, fellows and post-docs; and research involvement as measured by number of publications and current funding.  Information was gathered from CVs submitted to the department, a search of the UAB OSP funding database, and directly from faculty members.  It will be updated each year in the spring.

The database is stored on a SharePoint site, so that it is password protected.  To access the database you will need to enter your BlazerID and strong password.  You will also need to use Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser.  SharePoint will not work with Google Chrome or Firefox.  If you have any problems accessing the site or using the database, please contact Cheryl Perry (cperry@uab.edu) or Melissa McBrayer (mcbrayer@uab.edu).

Once you login to SharePoint, you will see a read-only copy of the database.  It includes 199 records (rows).  All columns can be viewed by using the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen.  The database can be used with multiple filters (just click on the down arrow next to the column header).  For example, you can filter by Division of Endocrinology, interest in clinical research, and faculty who are "very interested" in mentoring residents.  To search by keyword, use Ctrl+F and type your term in the Find: box on the upper left of the screen.  If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl or Melissa.

                                               View the Faculty Expertise Database



In addition, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) offers opportunities such as mini-sabbaticals and research vouchers for investigators across campus.  Mini-sabbaticals provide short-term "immersion" opportunities for investigators seeking specific research experience or training, including matching funds to help facilitate the experience.  Research vouchers of up to $5,000 in direct support may be used to offset expenses for clinical and translational research services including clinical research units, sample handling and biospecimen storage, necessary laboratory tests, study design and methodology, database handling, and informatics.  The CCTS also provides research panels for review and refinement of ideas or grant applications.

Please visit the following pages for topic specific information:

If there is information you would like to see listed here, or added to any of the pages, please email Cheryl Perry, PRO Administrative Director.