Children Helping Improve Pediatric Practice, Education and Research (CHIPPER) is based in the Division of General Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and is a world leader in pediatric research and treatments. We are proud of our innovative techniques, state of the art medical care, expertise, and world-renowned faculty and researchers. Our dedication to the discovery and development of new treatments for ailments that afflict children and youth is a crucial part of our research and patient care training.
CHIPPER Researchers are at the cutting edge of pediatric research with studies ranging from the appropriate use of antibiotics to best practices in infant feeding. Research is critical to advancing the science and practice of pediatric medicine. CHIPPER researchers and participants are making important contributions.
UCSF is continuously ranked among the top research universities for National Institutes of Health research support. In 2008, UCSF received more than $444 million from research and training grants, fellowships and other awards. UCSF also has excellent facilities. The Pediatric Clinical Research Center boasts highly skilled pediatric nurses who are well-versed in working with children. Staff provide warmth and empathy for children and their families experiencing an illness or chronic medical condition.
Our faculty members collaborate with renowned researchers throughout the university to conduct interdisciplinary research. Faculty and trainees receive support from federal, state and foundation sources to conduct research that focuses on improving quality of care and evaluating existing community health programs.
Our researchers in general pediatrics – physicians, nurses, study coordinators, study assistants and volunteers – are here to make sure you and your child are properly informed and feel comfortable during your child’s volunteer experience. Our nurses and coordinators are specially trained to work with children and are extremely gentle. They also do their best to make the study as convenient as possible for families.