September 20, 2016

Clinical Sites for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network

The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical, and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements. The program also enhances the ability of investigators to compete successfully for additional research funding and serves the research needs of medically underserved communities.

ECHO leverages NIH-funded institutions that are part of the IDeA Program to build an IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN). The goal of the ISPCTN is to provide medically underserved and rural populations with access to state-of-the-art clinical trials, apply findings from relevant pediatric cohort studies to children in IDeA state locations, and build pediatric research capacity at a national level. Funding will also support professional development of faculty-level pediatricians and their support teams in the conduct of clinical trials research.


  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Arkansas Children's Research Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina
  • University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

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