Pediatric Research Office (PRO)

The UAB Department of Pediatrics has established the Pediatric Research Office (PRO) to renew its commitment to the generation of new knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment, and sequelae of pediatric diseases.  Building upon a tradition of accomplishment illustrated by consistent rankings within the top 20 (and often top 10) of pediatric departments in terms of NIH research funding, the PRO seeks to “lower the energy of activation” in the design, conduct, and analysis of research conducted within Children’s of Alabama.  This in turn allows our physician-scientists to focus on the science of the research while relying on the highly skilled PRO staff to assist with the regulatory, biostatistical, data management, and other components key to the successful conduct of pediatric investigation.  By providing this support, the PRO accelerates our research to go farther faster, enhancing the overall funding prospects for pediatric research at UAB, and thus expanding medical options for the children of Alabama and beyond.

David KimberlinLocated in Suite 302 of the Children’s Harbor Building, the PRO provides assistance to investigators conducting pediatric research by providing pre-award and post-award support. Use the headings in the left-side navigation bar to locate additional resources for application planning, development, submission and post-award information.  To read about research in the divisions of the Department of Pediatrics, please select Divisions and Centers from the top horizontal navigation bar; choose research, if available, from the division's left-side navigation bar.  Please email Cheryl Perry, PRO Administrative Director, with questions or for more information on the office.

David W. Kimberlin, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics