New Orleans Clinical Trials Center

Innovating medicine & treatment for pediatric services

The Clinical Trials Center™ (CTC) was established in 1999 to improve healthcare for children and adolescents through the development of new medications and treatments. Our efforts help to create a culture in which safer and more effective drugs and treatments are available for a wide range of health problems. The Clinical Trials Center™ organizes community and hospital-based physicians into a multispecialty research network.

The CTC is located in the Research and Education Building on the main campus of Children’s Hospital. The 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is the permanent home for the Research Institute for Children (RIC), a collaboration between Children’s Hospital, LSU Health New Orleans and University of New Orleans, which houses some of the region’s foremost scientists and clinicians dedicated to pediatric research. The RIC benefits from the ease at which research efforts can be transferred from the laboratory to the bedside.