WVU Medicine Children’s joins investigator-initiated, multi-site, collaborative research network

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Children’s has joined Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., Children’s HealthSM in Dallas, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, as the inaugural members of the Pediatric Collaboratory Network (PCN) through TriNetX, the global network of healthcare organizations driving real-world research to accelerate the development of new therapies. TriNetX image

"This collaborative will bring WVU Medicine Children’s and participating institutions to the forefront of research and innovation," Pavithra R. Ellison, M.D., M.M.M., medical director of Perioperative Services at WVU Medicine Children’s, said. "We are excited to partner with peer institutions and look forward to ushering in a new era of data-driven research at global scale."

The PCN will streamline investigator-initiated research utilizing pediatric real-world data (RWD) across participating institutions. Representatives from the participating pediatric medical centers meet monthly to propose and evaluate new collaborative research opportunities, introduce potential co-investigators, and pursue peer-reviewed publications. Additional pediatric medical centers are welcome to join the collaborative.

“TriNetX is thrilled to support pediatric medical centers with real-world data for investigator-initiated research that leads to a better understanding of human health and improved outcomes for all patients,” Rick Lilienthal, director of Data Expansion at TriNetX, said. “Participation in the Pediatric Collaboratory Network is open and encouraged for all researchers interested in pediatric research that join the TriNetX global health research network.”
For more information on the PCN, visit https://trinetx.com/pediatric-collaboratory-network. For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, visit WVUKids.com

About TriNetX, LLC
TriNetX is a global network of healthcare organizations and life sciences companies driving real-world research to accelerate the development of new therapies. Through its self-service, HIPAA, GDPR, and LGPD-compliant platform of federated EHR, datasets, and consulting partnerships, TriNetX puts the power of real-world data into the hands of its worldwide community to improve protocol design, streamline trial operations, refine safety signals, and enrich real-world evidence generation. For more information, visit TriNetX at www.trinetx.com or follow @TriNetX on Twitter.

About WVU Medicine Children’s
WVU Medicine Children’s is more than just a hospital. We’re a family of doctors, nurses, and other professionals who share the same goal: to provide the best possible care to any child who needs it. We chose careers in pediatric healthcare because we love connecting with and supporting kids of all ages. And because many of us are parents, too, we know how important it is to find a medical provider you trust. You want to work with specialists who care about your child’s health and well-being as much as you do. Learn what sets us apart from other hospitals and why you can count on us when it matters most at WVUKids.com.