Child Health research Acceleration through Multisite Planning

Child Health research Acceleration through Multisite Planning (CHAMP) is designed to support Clinical and Translational Research investigators in the performance of multi-site studies. CHAMP is a catalyst that offers team-building conferences for research teams in critical early phases of project development.

Studies focused on child health almost invariably require multisite designs to ensure that participant accrual and retention goals are met. Cooperation among the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) hubs provides a unique opportunity to achieve this goal with the added benefit of coalescing the immense talent and experience among child health researchers in a wide range of areas of interest.

The CHAMP program is co-directed by Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD of Children’s National Hospital and Dan M. Cooper, MD of the University of California, Irvine.

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ctsa program hubs




principal investigators


Dan M. Cooper, MD

Project Leader

Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Science
Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering
Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center (PERC)
University of California, Irvine,
College of Health Sciences
Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)
University of California, Irvine

Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD

Project Leader

Hudson Professor of Pediatrics
Associate VP for Clinical and Translational Research
The George Washington University
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN)
Children's National Hospital