Pediatric Research Fellowship

The DCRI prepares pediatricians for a career in clinical research.

The long-term research goals of the DCRI Pediatric group are to improve pediatric therapeutics by establishing proper dosing, safety, and efficacy of drugs and devices used in children and to evaluate health outcomes of children who receive medical care.

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Trainees receive formal training and focus in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Epidemiology and outcomes research
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical trials

The Pediatric Fellowship Program team leads ongoing research in pediatric cardiology, health services research and general pediatrics, neonatology, and pediatric infectious disease.

The team leads research in NIH-sponsored networks of the Pediatric Heart Network, Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit, Neonatal Research Network, and AHRQ. The team also has a focus on drug safety in their collaboration with AHRQ and FDA.

Ongoing and recently completed multicenter clinical trials include the treatment of pediatric hypertension, prevention of invasive candidiasis, and the management of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Contact Information

P. Brian Smith, MD, MHS, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Phone: 919-668-8951