Pediatric Award for Clinical Research (PACR)

The Thomas Jefferson University & Nemours Children’s Health Pediatric Award for Clinical Research is an initiative of the Jefferson and Nemours Children’s Health Pediatric Department to promote interdepartmental research. With a maximum award amount of $50,000, the intent of the PACR funding mechanism is to catalyze collaborative initiatives and enable the generation of pivotal data that will form the basis of new investigator-initiated research studies funded through external (federal, foundation or industry) granting mechanisms.

Eligibility for Submission

Faculty from the Nemours Pediatric Department and Thomas Jefferson University Departments are encouraged to collaborate on transformational or translational clinical research topics. The investigator teams for submitted proposals must include a Nemours faculty member and a faculty member from any Jefferson department or college. Successful applicants will be pursuing lines of investigation that contribute to either departmental missions or larger institutional programmatic goals.

Any investigator requiring help identifying a collaborator at Nemours or Jefferson can contact the Jefferson & Nemours program leaders: Dr. David Whellan (TJU); Dr. Judith Ross (Nemours) or Dr. Meg Frizzola (Nemours).

2024 Submission Dates TBA

Questions regarding the Pediatric Award for Clinical Research (PACR) may be addressed to Tyler Kmiec