Pediatric Translational Research Unit

The Pediatric TRU is conveniently located on C2 - just behind the main welcome desk. You can access the P-TRU via the West Lobby main staircase or taking the R elevators to the 2nd floor.

The Pediatric TRU provides nursing care for research subjects and their families. Care, from infancy through adulthood, is individualized to meet a variety of research needs.

TRU Services:

  • Research Coordination Support - EPIC Credentialed Research Trainer, IRBnet navigation assistance, budget consultation, and FDA regulation assistance
  • Nursing support - coordination and study support
  • IV starts, Investigation Drug Administration, and Phlebotomy - Ability to draw clinical labs at the time of the research draw.
  • 12 Lead ECG support (not reading/interpreting)
  • Simple lab spinning, storing, and shipping of specimens.
  • TRU Lab: refrigerated and standard centrifuge machines; Baker Hood for maximum safety when processing specimens and sterile alliquoting; NAEC lab pick up site; all staff are IATA/DOT trained.
  • Bod Pod and Pea Pod for body composition measurement
  • Ambulatory BP Monitoring equipment available for check out
  • All RNs are PALS certified nurses
james Medical Director:
Dr. James Verbsky
(414) 266-6701
beth Manager:
Beth Gissibl BSN, RN, CCRN
(414) 266-3994
jeff Research Coordinator:
Jeff Crawford CRC
(414) 266-7254

The Pediatric TRU is open Monday and Wednesday 0730-1630, Tuesday and Thursday 0730-1800 and Friday 0730-1600. Additional requests for services outside these times can be discussed with Beth Gissibl Pediatric TRU Manager.

Study Start Up:
Whenever you wish to initiate a study using the TRU or are considering using the TRU, please contact: Beth Gissibl and/or Jeff Crawford to set up a meeting for initial conversations and submit a CTSI Request for Services (log into and scroll to the bottom of the page and select Request Space & Services).