The Center for Pediatric Research is located in Norfolk, Va. The clinical research unit at the center offers children and their families within the Hampton Roads community the opportunity to participate in national clinical trials for new and improved pharmaceuticals. The unit also offers research support services to faculty within the Department of Pediatrics and other research faculty through the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Its services include conducting trials, evaluating vaccines and formulas, as well as assisting with projects in pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, neonatology, nephrology, otolaryngology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, infectious diseases and sickle cell disease. It also assists residents in their research projects and in finding funds for their projects as well.