Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Institute
The Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Institute (PCRI) centrally administers the implementation and conduct of internally and externally funded pediatric cardiology studies.
The University of Utah's PCRI has a large portfolio of cardiology studies, including treatment, prevention, imaging, diagnostics, and genetics.
The specific objectives of the PCRI include the following:
- Support investigators with centralized protocol development, initiation, and management,
- assist in preparing and processing regulatory documents as required by federal and University of Utah policies,
- negotiate budgets and contracts with study sponsors and the University of Utah Office of Sponsored Projects,
- screen new patients for protocol eligibility and assist investigators in enrolling study subjects,
- provide quality data to sponsors,
- and ensure compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations.
The PCRI participates in:
- Research for the Pediatric Heart Network (funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute),
- various industry device and drug studies,
- retrospective studies,
- genetic research,
- and physician investigator-initiated studies.
Our diverse experience and commitment in cardiology research helps doctors and scientists discover new cardiology treatments, providing hope for the future.