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About us

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Transplant Network (PIDTRAN) was established by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Transplant Research Subcommittee. The coordinating center for PIDTRAN is housed within the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude.

  • The goal of PIDTRAN is to provide a collaborative network for identifying, developing, and providing ongoing support for innovative clinical and translational research in the field of Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases.

Our research

PIDTRAN supports studies that focus on the rapidly changing field of Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases. Over 25 pediatric transplant centers across the United States have collaborated on PIDTRAN studies. In addition to institutional support, PIDTRAN receives funding from NIH and industry partners.

Our research portfolio includes studies among hematopoietic cell transplant and solid organ transplant pediatric patients examining:

  • Clostridioides difficile infection
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Respiratory viral infections
  • Response to vaccination among pediatric transplant recipients
  • Infection prophylaxis and treatment during transplant
  • The role of infectious diseases on transplant outcomes

In addition to pediatric transplant infectious diseases experts, PIDTRAN collaborates with specialists from the fields of pediatric transplantation, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, biostatistics and more. 

PIDTRAN Coordinating Center

The PIDTRAN Coordinating Center handles the overall coordination and administration of studies conducted with PIDTRAN. The PIDTRAN Coordinating Center is housed within the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude.

The PIDTRAN Coordinating Center is a collaboration of the following programs at St. Jude:

The PIDTRAN Coordinating Center supports and manages the efficient development, implementation, and completion of high-quality clinical research protocols for the network by:

  • Evaluating study concepts
  • Facilitating protocol development, including statistical design
  • Designing and managing electronic data collection forms/databases
  • Serving as the central IRB for federally funded multi-site prospective protocols
  • Training study teams and activating studies
  • Coordinating research specimen collection, processing, and shipping
  • Monitoring for safety as well as regulatory and protocol compliance
  • Collecting complete and accurate clinical, laboratory, and patient-reported data
  • Analyzing and sharing research results

Map of U.S. with states in purple to show where participating network centers are located

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Contact us

If you would like to collaborate with PIDTRAN or have questions about ongoing or future studies, please reach out to PIDTRANCoordinators@stjude.org