The Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) – Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR) – Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) is a core resource within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
The PCRC, which is located at Seattle Children’s Hospital, offers an environment and resources for the multidisciplinary conduct of clinical research in children less than 21 years of age. The facility enables the study of a broad spectrum of human pathophysiology and diseases as well as commonly encountered clinical disorders. In addition to providing outpatient services, PCRC nurses can conduct research activities in other hospital areas including inpatient units, emergency room, operating room, and ambulatory clinics.
How We Help
PCRC staff work closely with investigators and study teams throughout the research study process. In addition to providing outpatient services, staff can conduct research activities in hospital areas including inpatient units and other specialty clinics.
PCRC research nurses implement protocol-specific procedures and provide direct nursing care for patients enrolled in research studies.
PCRC medical assistants (MAs) assist nurses in protocol-related procedures. This includes blood draws, vital signs, EKGs, measurements and specimen collection.
A consulting psychologist and research psychometrists are available to assist with study visits involving neuropsychological assessments and specialized cognitive testing. Psychometry visits may be able to take place outside of the PCRC and main hospital campus.
Facilities and Equipment
The PCRC includes dedicated outpatient exam rooms, a sleep study room, a psychological and neurological testing room, weights/measurement room, a conference room, and more.
Specialized research equipment includes:
80°C freezers and -20°C freezer
BIA Analyzer System Quantum X
Biodynamics–body composition analyzer
Glucose monitoring (Roche AccuChek)
Grason-Stadler Auto Tymp for tympanomometry
Twelve-lead EKG machine with ability to download EKGs