Pediatric Research Office (PRO) was officially recognized as a unit in the Child Health Department Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing UGM in 2010. However, the idea of developing an integrated research center has been raisedsince 1976. Theinitial studies focused on diarrhea, tuberculosis and dengue, which were and are still the highest causes of child morbidity and mortality in Indonesia. Nowadays, PRO is covering a broader scope of diseases, spanning from epidemiology, clinical, public health policy, medical technology, clinical trial, and ethics-based translational studies.
We expand our networking with many national and world-class collaborators. National collaborators include Ministry of Health, Bio Farma, local governments, hospitals, primary health cares, faculties of medicine, Danone – Sari Husada, Yayasan Tahija, Timika Research Facility. International collaborators include Murdoch Children Research Institute– Royal Children Hospital Melbourne, World Health Organization – South East Asia Regional Office, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, USAID, GlaxoSmithKline, NUMICO, Wellcome Trust, The Australia Indonesia Centre, Vriej Universiteit, Universiteit Leiden, University Amsterdam, Monash University Australia, University of New South Wales, National University of Singapore, Harvard University, The Rockefeller University, Menzies School of Health Research and many others. We have also published our research in many national and international scientific journals.
As a research institution, PRO believes that diversity is our power and passion to make a breakthrough in medical science. Our staff comes from various backgrounds such as pediatricians, pharmacologists, microbiologists, general practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, nutritionists, social scientists, statisticians, and public health experts. These transdisciplinary staff offer different perspectives and knowledge toward comprehensive vision to deal
with health problems.