The Pediatric Applied Clinical Research Team is comprised of health sciences faculty from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. These include the deputy director of the Department of Pharmacology, Pediatrics and Organic Chemistry, Dr. Mercedes Juste Ruiz, in addition to that department's secretary, Dr. Ernesto Cortés Castell. Furthermore, group members also include ANECA-accredited health sciences part-time lecturers (Dr. Ana Pilar Nso Roca and Dr. Francisco Sánchez Ferrer).
This group researches clinical pediatrics, with a special focus on examining tools to improve diagnoses and therapeutics of the main pediatric pathologies.
Its main objective is the pursuit of scientific evidence to optimize management of childhood diseases, with a particular interest in such evidence having practical applications in normal care. Likewise, this group intends to study controversial issues, aiming to provide evidence and shed light on unresolved issues with respect to the management of childhood pathologies. To do this, it carries out field studies in different lines of research, using novel diagnostic tools to learn of their value in improving the daily care for these types of patients. In addition, it analyzes scientific evidence concerning clinical practice, constantly keeping itself up to date in its lines of research.
Direct clinical research enables obtaining results that supply evidence on the best management of various pathologies. It also, at the same time, provides tools that can be reproduced by clinicians in their daily practice, which reflects this group's interest in transferring technology.
Furthermore, this research team is especially interested in studying and developing tools that improve the teaching of pediatrics. This is so on both a clinical and care level, for pediatricians in training, as well as on a theoretical and practical teaching level, for students of medicine.