For Health Care Professionals

How To Be Involved With the Pediatric Trials Network

  • If you are a clinical site interested in joining the PTN, please complete our online survey. This survey allows the PTN team to better evaluate your site’s capabilities for potential involvement in future trials.
  • If you are a clinical site and would like to more information about the PTN, please email us.
  • If you are a PTN investigator and would like to submit a study proposal, complete this study concept proposal and send via email for PTN Executive Committee review.

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Information About Pediatric Pharmacology

Reflections on Errors in Neonatology I (PDF)

Reflections on Errors in Neonatology II (PDF)

Reflections on Errors in Neonatology III (PDF)

Considerations in the rational design and conduct of phase I/II pediatric clinical trials: avoiding the problems and pitfalls.
Abdel-Rahman SM, Reed MD, Wells TG, Kearns, GL
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Volume 81, Number 4, 28 February 2007, Pages 483-494.

Understanding the relative roles of pharmacogenetics and ontogeny in pediatric drug development and regulatory science.
Leeder, JS, Kearns, GL, Spielberg, SP, van den Anker, J
The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Volume 50, Number 12, 11 February 2010, Pages 1377-1387.

Developmental pharmacogenomics.
Neville, KA, Becker, ML, Goldman, JL, Kearns, GL
Pediatric Anesthesia, Volume 21, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 255-265.

Developmental pharmacology–drug disposition, action, and therapy in infants and children.
Kearns, GL, Abdel-Rahman, SM, Alander, SW, Blowey, DL, Leeder, JS, Kauffman, RE
New England Journal of Medicine Volume 349, September 2003, Pages 1157-1167.

The National Institutes of Health and the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act.
Zajicek, A
Pediatric Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 45-47.

Government Resources

Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Professional Associations and Research Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Pediatric Society (APS)

Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT)

Clinical Trials Transformative Initiative (CTTI)

CTTI: Antibacterial Drug Development (ABDD) Program

CTTI: ABDD Recommendations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH

Neonatal Research Network

Pediatric Academic Societies


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