The 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. 

OSP and DOP Grant Submission Requirements
In response to the changes in OSP Proposal Submission Requirements effective 1/1/20 requiring that OSP receive the complete proposal at least 5 full business days prior to the sponsor's deadline, we have had to revise our internal DOP submission deadlines to ensure that we are able to comply.  Your proposal and supporting documents (i.e., Name of the Funding Agency, Funding Opportunity Announcement and/or Guidelines) must be received by the newly created Peds Administration Grant email inbox ( no later than 8:00 am 10 full business days prior to the sponsor's deadline.  Please use this naming convention in the subject line of the email: PI Name, Funding Agency, Sponsor Due Date and Time. 

Faculty Expertise Database
During the Summer of 2018, the PRO 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 was last updated during the Summer of 2020.

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 ( or Melissa McBrayer (

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

Please visit the following pages for additional topic-specific research resources:

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.