Programs & Centers
The West Virginia University Department of Pediatrics hosts several sustained surveillance and research programs throughout the state which are multidisciplinary in nature and respond to the needs of the entire state and surrounding Appalachian region.
Centers of Excellence
Pediatrics faculty, staff, and students provide expert treatments and consulting that leads to innovating therapies for individuals with disabilities and their families. Collaborations with the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) www.cedwvu.org provide opportunities for multidisciplinary training, research, and service to WV including adaptive technologies, traumatic brain injury, and autism.
Pediatric Clinical Trials
WVU Pediatrics coordinates, and/or contributes to, several multi-site clinical trials. Currently, there are over 80 trials in progress within the areas of Cystic Fibrosis, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Hematology/Oncology. Go to https://clinicaltrials.gov to find a clinical trial.
WVU Medicine Children’s belongs to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a global network of more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers. Pediatric cancer research has resulted in improved survival rates from only about 50% in the 1975 to better than 80% today. Our collaboration with COG makes expertise in childhood cancer care available closer to home.
WVU’s Pediatric oncology team offers COG protocols for various types of leukemias and lymphomas, brain, bone, and soft tissue tumors. Through our COG affiliation, our patients have access to the treatments that are used at the most prominent cancer treatment centers in the world.
Pediatric Clinical Trials Network will be available across West Virginia