3535 Market Street
In the spring of 2002, Children’s Hospital centralized many of its clinical research programs in a new Center for Clinical Research at 3535 Market Street. To the extent possible, the faculty are housed in research interest groups and have well designed, contiguous space for staff, computing, data, supply storage, and conference/library rooms.
The 3535 Market St. facility also houses important resources for clinical investigators, including the Department of Research Regulatory Affairs, which coordinates the Committees for Human Subjects Protection, the administrative offices for the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), and several Centers of Emphasis, including the Center for Biomedical Informatics. Grouping together clinical research programs and key infrastructure in a single location helps to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research, enhance the exchange of ideas and methodologies, improve communication, and create an ideal mentoring environment for trainees.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute occupies 7 floors at 3535 Market Street, providing office space, training rooms, and conference areas.
The clinical research investigators, research trainees, and staff located at 3535 Market St. constitute the Center for Clinical Research. Faculty are organized within this space according to research interest groups. Each area has well-designed, adjacent space for staff, computing needs, data, storage, and conference rooms. The 3535 Market Street facility is also the location of important resources for clinical investigators including Research Regulatory Affairs, CTRC administration and the Biostatistics and Data Management Core.
3550 Market Street
Directly across the street from 3535 Market is another facility that houses research programs, 3550 Market Street. With a Growth and Nutrition Laboratory and a Clinical and Translational Research Center outpatient clinic, this facility supports studies with healthy volunteers who do not require the more specialized services available at the main hospital, with the expectation that these volunteers will be moved through their studies in a more timely and user-friendly manner than is possible at the Hospital, where emergencies take priority.
In addition to the Clinical and Translational Research outpatient clinic and a nutrition and growth laboratory with dedicated research nursing and support staff, radiology, phlebotomy and basic clinical lab facilities are available in this facility. The Hospital’s primary care practice, faculty practice, adolescent medicine and special immunology outpatient offices are also located here.
3440 Market Street
In 2004, the Behavioral Health Center opened 20,000 square feet of new clinical and clinical research facilities as well as administrative offices at 3440 Market Street. Clinical offices designed to assess and treat families, observation rooms outfitted with audio-visual equipment, research staff space, physical examination rooms, three conference rooms designed to accommodate group treatment sessions, faculty offices, medical records rooms, a freezer, and phlebotomy station all support the needs of clinical investigators. The space also has ample space for trainees who are involved in research training with faculty members. The facility is across the street from the 3535 Market Street clinical research site, allowing easy access for faculty and staff with offices there to use space at 3440 Market Street.