Coleen Cunningham, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Global Health and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics, recently announced the appointment of William J. Steinbach, MD, Samuel L. Katz Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, as the Medical Director of the Children’s Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), effective November 1.
The CCRU is currrently undergoing significant organizational changes designed to improve clinical research support to investigators and staff. Planned restructuring will improve consistency in training, efficiencies in delivery, and also oversight of the entire research process. The CCRU will also be working to implement new compliance/data integrity requirements set by the School of Medicine and University. Steinbach will be working closely with division chiefs and other key research faculty to implement these changes to both improve and expand the departmental research mission.