PECARN Network

San Francisco-Oakland, Providence, Atlanta Research Collaborative (SPARC)

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Principal Investigator:
Thomas Chun, MD

San Francisco-Oakland, Providence, Atlanta Research Collaborative

Goals and Objectives:

  • Organizational Infrastructure: rapidly build and maintain a strong, high functioning PECARN node, capable of performing excellent clinical research and contributing to all network activities.
  • Contribute to EMSC Research: conduct high quality, high impact pediatric emergency medicine research, across the spectrum of EMSC projects and settings.
  • Develop New PECARN Research Projects: across EMSC research of high impact/low incidence conditions, incorporating the EMSA into all of the node's research processes, and especially building on the SPARC PIs' strengths and research expertise - underrepresented research topics, e.g. sickle cell disease (Emory), behavioral health (UCSF) and substance use (Brown) disorders.
  • PECARN Registry and Data Linkage: contribute to PECARN's current and future electronic data registry and linkage projects.
  • Knowledge Translation: SPARC will be a leader in dissemination and knowledge transfer, leveraging existing, successful methods and relationships.
  • Advance Early Stage Investigators: SPARC will foster the development of early stage investigators, both within the node and the PECARN network.


Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs):

  • Emory University School of Medicine/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
    • HEDA PI: Claudia Morris, MD
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI
    • HEDA PI: Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    • HEDA PI: Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH

EMS Affiliate:

  • Alameda County EMS

EMSA Scientific Advisor:

  • Karl Sporer, MD, Alameda County EMS
  • Nicolaus Glomb, MD, MPH, Alameda County EMS, University of California