Federally Sponsored Research Networks
Global Health Research Initiatives
As the passion for global health grows within the Duke community, we expect the number of Department of Pediatrics faculty who are involved in global health efforts in education, research, policy or service to expand.
International Pediatric Fungal Network (IPFN)
The multi-center International Pediatric Fungal Network (PFN) was created to gain a complete understanding of the scope and character of pediatric fungal infections in order to improve the care of our patients. The primary mission of the PFN is to increase the knowledge of pediatric invasive fungal infections and discern any undescribed characteristics or outcomes unique to pediatric patients through a coordinated network of scientific investigation.
Pediatric Trials Network (PTN)
The Pediatric Trials Network is an alliance of clinical research sites located around the United States that are cooperating in the design and conduct of pediatric clinical trials to improve health care for the youngest patients. The PTN is studying the formulation, dosing, efficacy, and safety of drugs, as well as the development of medical devices, used in pediatric patients. Danny Benjamin, MD, the Kiser-Arena Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), is the principal investigator for the Pediatric Trials Network, which is centered at Duke.
Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)