Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) researchers have uncovered key insights into both system-level improvement — for example, the impact of pediatric readiness on mortality rates — and improved clinical care, with topics ranging from appropriate imaging for head injuries to effective treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center Research Domain supports EMSC program grantees in creating and disseminating this high-priority research and accelerating the implementation of new knowledge at the front lines of care. The Research Domain works closely with EMSC's Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network and Targeted Issues Grants. Among the domain's main initiatives are the EMSC Scholars and Fellows programs, which aim to develop future leaders in pediatric emergency care.

Projects & Activities

Scholars collage.jpg
EMSC Scholars and Fellows Programs

Learn more or apply for two programs that help develop interdisciplinary leaders in the pediatric emergency space.

Pediatric toolkit on keyboard
Research-related toolkits

Explore resources for researchers.

network pieces
Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

Find out about new research or access data sets through PECARN, EMSC's research network.

Targeted Issues grants

Explore groundbreaking projects to improve pediatric care at the local or national level through EMSC's Targeted Issues Grants.


Explore resources and information specific to researchers.

View research resources