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Studies Currently Enrolling

Acute Gastroenteritis-Impact of Emergency Department Probiotic Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis

ED-STARS (Emergency Dept. Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide)

Biosignatures II

Press Releases

Congratulations to Drs. Nigrovic, Mahajan, Tzimenatos, Alpern, Rogers, Casper, Ramilo and Kuppermann. Their PECARN abstract "The Accuracy of the Yale Observation Scale Score and Unstructured Clinician Suspicion to Identify Febrile Infants Aged <=60 Days with Serious Bacterial Infections" won "Best Abstract" in the Emergency Medicine category at the AAP meeting held in October 2015.Lise Nigrovic and Prashant Mahajan

Personalized Screen to ID Suicidal Teens in 14 ERs Press Release 9/23/14

Do Probiotics help kids with Stomach Bugs? 7/2/14

Annual Scientific Grant Writing Workshop

This is a valuable workshop for grant writers who want to improve their skills and receive guidance on research oriented grant writing.

This year's workshop will be held on AUGUST 23-25, 2017 in CHICAGO, IL.

Attendees will work on each section of their research grant proposal, receive continual feedback from experienced grant writers, and leave with a well-defined draft.

Visit for online registration.

Performance Measures toolbox

Training module for investigators

Recent Publications

Blumberg SM, Mahajan PV, OʼConnell KJ, Chamberlain JM, Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Lichenstein R, Funai T, Lillis KA; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Radiologic Safety Events within a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Network. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27055167

Borgialli DA, Mahajan P, Hoyle JD Jr, Powell EC, Nadel FM, Tunik MG, Foerster A, Dong L, Miskin M, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Performance of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale Score in the Evaluation of Children with Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 May 20. doi: 10.1111/acem.13014. [Epub ahead of print]

Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD Jr, Schunk JE, Monroe DJ, Alpern ER, Quayle KS, Glass TF, Badawy MK, Miskin M, Schalick WO, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N. Interobserver agreement in assessment of clinical variables in children with blunt head trauma.Acad Emerg Med. 2016 May;23(5):566-75. doi: 10.1111/acem.12923. Epub 2016 Apr 20. PMID:26825755

PECARN, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, is the first federally-funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States. PECARN conducts high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth of all ages.

PECARN is supported by cooperative agreements between seven academic medical centers and the Health Resources Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau / Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (HRSA / MCHB / EMSC).