PECARN Network

West/SW Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research (WPEMR) Seattle, LA, Dallas

Seattle Children's Hospital

Principal Investigator:
Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH

West/SW Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research (WPEMR)

Goals and Objectives:

  • WPEMR will establish a well-planned and highly productive infrastructure to facilitate implementation of high quality observational and interventional studies throughout the continuum of emergency care for children.
  • WPEMR will participate in ongoing PECARN studies, propose and apply for funding for new multicenter ED and EMS research projects, use rigorous study design and methodology, and enroll geographically, racially, ethnically and economically diverse participants.
  • WPEMR will disseminate research findings and develop, implement, and test effective mechanisms for knowledge translation into clinical practice, with inclusion of patient-centered outcomes.
  • WPEMR will develop early stage research investigators and expand research engagement opportunities to faculty, nurses, and EMS providers across all nodal sites.


Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs):

  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Texas- Southwestern, Dallas, TX

EMS Affiliate:

  • Seattle Fire/Medic One

EMSA Scientific Advisor:

  • Michael Sayre, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA