The Society for Pediatric Research encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve child health. Collaboration among SPR members creates meaningful progress for the future of children’s health.
Active Members are independent researchers that have been nominated and seconded by SPR members and approved by SPR Council conducting ongoing hypothesis-driven research in a field related to pediatrics. Emeritus Members are SPR Active Members that have retired and elected to transition to Emeritus status. Junior Members are individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from established residency, fellowship or postdoctoral program related to pediatrics in an academic institution.
In 2019, SPR revised its membership criteria in response to member feedback and increased diversity of pediatric researchers career paths by eliminating the Senior and Affiliate member types, and by removing age criteria.
SPR’s Call for New Active Members occurs each year from mid-May to late July.