PPRU Sites


In 1994, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), funded a network of Pediatric Pharmacology Research Units (PPRU) to establish a platform for pediatric clinical trials. The PPRU Network continued to grow and expand through 3 cycles:

Funded PPRU Details, All Cycles
Site Name Location Principle Investigator
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock, AR Thomas Wells, MD (1994-2003)
Laura James, MD (2004-2010)
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital Houston, TX David Poplack, MD
Case Western Reserve University/ Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Cleveland, OH Jeffrey L. Blumer, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Floyd R. Sallee, MD (1999-2003)
Philip D. Walson, MD
Alexander Vinks, PharmD, PhD (2004-2010)
Children's Hospital of Columbus Columbus, OH Philip D. Walson, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Beverly Lange, MD (1999-2003)
Jeffrey Barrett, PhD (2004-2010)
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO Ralph E. Kauffman, MD (1994-2003)
Gregory Kearns, PharmD, PhD (2004-2010)
Children's National Medical Center Washington, DC John van den Anker, MD, PhD
Kosair Children's Hospital/University of Louisville Louisville, KY Janice Sullivan, MD
Louisiana State University Shreveport, LA John T. Wilson, MD
National Jewish Hospital/Denver Children's Hospital Denver, CO Stanley J. Szelfer, MD
North Carolina Collaborative: Duke University/University of North Carolina Durham and Chapel Hill, NC Daniel Benjamin, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX George McCracken, MD
University of California at San Diego La Jolla, CA James D. Connor, MD (1994-2003)
Edmund Capparelli, PharmD (2004-2010)
University of Tennessee/LeBonhuer Children's Medical Center Memphis, TN Russell W. Chesney, MD
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Robert Ward, MD
Wayne State University/Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI Jacob V. Aranda, MD, PhD (1999-2008)
Mary W. Lieh-Lai, MD (2008-2010)
Yale University New Haven, CT William V. Tamborlane, MD

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