Research to prevent, treat, and eliminate disease
Research provides patients with the best, most up-to-date treatments for their illnesses. It identifies and evaluates new treatments to help future children. At Phoenix Children's, this translates into cutting edge care and access to the most promising new options.
Almost every one of our medical specialty centers is engaged in research. In addition, Phoenix Children's collaborates with a number of local, regional, and national partners, sharing data with institutions worldwide in the search of the best treatments and cures.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Individuals who volunteer to participate in research projects are generously offering to help advance medical knowledge through research. To safeguard their rights and welfare, Phoenix Children's Hospital has adopted policies and practices, based on federal regulatory requirements, for the protection of participants.
All research involving human subjects is reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) a federally mandated committee established by Phoenix Children's Hospital to review and approve research involving human subjects. The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications to, disapprove, suspend or terminate all research activities involving human subjects.
The IRB provides guidance to investigators on how to incorporate the appropriate measures needed in the proposed research to protect the subjects.
Research leadership team
Murray Pollack, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer
Mitchell Shub, MD, Medical Director of Research
Ashley Lopez, MS, Administrative Director of Research
Amy Joswiak, BS, Clinical Research Manager
Linda Balk, CIM