Contact the Research Team

I am currently in the hospital:

If you have a question about a research study, please feel free to page a member of our research staff during business hours.

We are happy to answer your questions in person. Please ask the nurse to page 71618 between 8am and 5pm. A member of our research team will come to your child’s room.

I have enrolled in a research study, but am no longer at the hospital:

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please always feel free to contact a member of the research staff in the Division of Critical Care if you have a question, even if a significant amount of time has passed since your child was in the hospital.

The contact information for the team associated with your research study is on the consent form. If you do not have the consent form, feel free to email the Lead Research Coordinator at tpendergrast@luriechildrens.org. The Lead Coordinator will connect you with the appropriate research team.

I want to drop out of a research study:

You are always able to discontinue your participation in our research studies. Your enrollment in a research study is completely voluntary. Your choice to drop out of a research study after saying yes to being in it will in no way affect the care your child receives at Lurie Children's. 

Requests to drop out of a research study must be made in writing to the principal investigator of the study. The principal investigator’s contact information can be found on your consent form. If you do not have the consent form, feel free to email the Lead Research Coordinator at tpendergrast@luriechildrens.org. The Lead Coordinator will then connect you with the appropriate research team.

I want to talk to someone not involved in the research study:

If you have concerns, complaints or general question about research or your child’s rights as a research participation, and you wish to talk to someone not directly involved in the research, contact Catherine Powers, Director of Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at Lurie Children’s: 773.755.7489, cpowers@luriechildrens.org.