Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (“Nicklaus”), formerly Miami Children’s Hospital, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with over 650 attending physicians and 130 sub-specialists, and more than 3,500 employees. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation since 2008 by the U.S. News & World Report. Nicklaus is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and was the fifth pediatric hospital in the nation to be designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (“ANCC”) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. Nicklaus represents the leading edge of children’s medicine by participating in research that helps bring the latest technology to children in need. In fact, the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute is one of the largest providers of pediatric research in the region and has earned full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (“AAHRPP”), and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is the first center in the world to directly map the brains of infants and children as a first step toward successful pediatric brain surgery.
Over the past 20 years, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute has grown to become one of the largest providers of clinical research services to children in the southeastern United States. As a leading provider of clinical research studies involving children of Latin and Hispanic origin, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute is ideally positioned to become a Center of Excellence in the field of personalized medicine, providing groundbreaking treatment protocols and improving clinical effectiveness and outcomes for diverse communities on a national and international scale. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute coordinates all research activities, and provides research infrastructure and clinical research services to support and streamline clinical and translational research activities within the hospital and health system. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Research Institute is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and strives to promote efficiency, standardization, compliance, and responsible clinical and transitional research conduct through education, quality assurance visits, positive influence, and guided internal and community leadership.