Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Research

Johns Hopkins All Children’s commitment to advancing medicine is evident through its participation in research efforts.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital participates in research through many different avenues, including the building of valuable medical databases, a biorepository and clinical research trials.

Research in a Critical Care Environment 

The role of research in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) depends on the type of research. We currently participate in research at a national level — and are working toward joining a larger, international consortium of critical care researchers.  Some of our faculty are actively involved with national and international medical societies that work to foster research in the area of intensive care medicine.

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Clinical and Translational Research

When your child is critically ill, new techniques and medications might be in the best interest of your child. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s, participation in clinical trials is completely voluntary and only ever undertaken with your informed consent. You can talk to your pediatrician or physician about current clinical trials or search the FDA database at

The Clinical Translational Research Organization (CTRO) was founded to support clinical and translational research development in pediatrics. This organization coordinates and manages all facets of clinical research both at our locations and throughout the region and collaborates with our partners in adult medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Md.

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Pediatric Biorepository

The Pediatric Biorepository represents the forward-thinking vision of Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatricians who saw the opportunity to build a biorepository for archiving and research within a pediatric setting to advance the clinical research capabilities in pediatric medicine. Our biorepository is governed and operated to the highest standards and with the utmost regard for patient safety, privacy and integrity. We are accredited by the College of American Pathologists, an organization that advocates and fosters for excellence in laboratories, ensuring a high level of accuracy and compliance. We are proud of the significant opportunities this unique research environment presents.

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