Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC)

The PCRC facilitates investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored Phase I-V clinical research efforts throughout the Pediatric Campus at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Faculty and staff are trained and experienced in conducting clinical trials in children.

 

Location and Description

The PCRC is housed within the Child Health Institute of New Jersey (directly adjacent to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital) and is a fully staffed and equipped clinical research facility capable of conducting both inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinical trials.

The PCRC is an academic clinical research center within the Department of Pediatrics at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and offers direct connections to a wide array of experienced clinical and basic scientists. The Pediatric Campus includes The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Children’s Specialized Hospital (2008) providing the children of New Jersey a place where they can find treatment for any problem, and where every facet of normal and abnormal development will be a subject of research and teaching.

Services and Equipment

The PCRC is a fully staffed and equipped clinical research facility capable of conducting both inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinical trials.

The PCRC offers:

  • Direct connections to a wide array of experienced clinical and basic scientists at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Child Health Institute of New Jersey and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
  • Provides the infrastructure and core services designed to facilitate clinical research throughout the entire children’s campus
  • Logistical Assistance: We assist investigators in acquiring and launching new studies, and provide recruitment and data collection assistance if needed
  • Regulatory Assistance: We assist investigators in completion of regulatory documentation, IRB submission and oversight
  • Outreach: We assist investigators in developing agreements with pharmaceutical corporations, Clinical Research Organizations, and Site Management Organizations

Leadership

Sunanda Gaur, MD, MBBS

Sunanda Gaur, MD, MBBS

Professor of Pediatrics, RWJMS

Director, Clinical Research Center
Director, RWJ AIDS Program
gaursu@rwjms.rutgers.edu

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Maya Ramagopal, MD

Maya Ramagopal, MD

Assistant Director

Associate Professor
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
ramagoma@rutgers.edu

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Lisa Cerracchio, BSN, RN-BC, CCRC

Nurse Manager

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

cerracli@rwjms.rutgers.edu

 

PCRC - Meet the Staff
Rachel GartNurse Coordinator
Christina VargheseClinical Research Coordinator
Yue HaoRegulatory Coordinator
Megha SoniLaboratory Technician
Elizabeth GeorgeResearch Pharmacist
Mark RusayResearch Pharmacist
Chethram NauthPharmacy Technician
Sherri  GzemskiSenior Financial Analyst
Sylvia RodrigoProgram Support Specialist