PPN announces research funding pilot for affiliated sites

  • Published April 4, 2023
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A core component of the Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN)’s mission is to expand and advance the body of pediatric-focused research in disasters, emergencies, and pandemics. As part of that goal, the PPN has announced a funding opportunity for up to 10 research projects at PPN-affiliated sites now through Aug. 31, 2023.

There are four priority areas for the pilot funding program:

  1. mental and behavioral health;
  2. disaster preparedness;
  3. surging endemic, epidemic, pandemic, emerging, and/or vaccine-preventable infectious diseases; and
  4. health equity.

Topics related to additional, unanticipated emerging issues and crises will also be considered for funding. The research must have a community engagement lens.

Principal investigators must be faculty members from institutions receiving PPN funding. Co-investigators can be from any institution. The proposal should represent a line of research for the investigator that is not currently funded by another mechanism.

The 28 PPN-affiliated institutions include, in alphabetical order:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Chicago, IL)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians – (Irving, TX)
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital – (Houston, TX)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – (Boston, MA)
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, MO)
  • Children’s National Hospital (Washington, DC) – lead site
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital – Spectrum Health – (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Indiana University – Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis, IN)
  • John’s Hopkins University – John’s Hopkins Children’s Center (Baltimore, MD)
  • Loma Linda University – (Loma Linda, CA)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital – (Columbus, OH)
  • Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine – (Portland, OR)
  • Saint Louis University - Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
  • Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Palo Alto, CA)
  • The Lundquist Institute at Lundquist/Harbor UCLA – (Torrence, CA)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH) – lead site
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham - Children’s of Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
  • University of California Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento, CA)
  • University of California San Francisco - Benioff Children’s Hospitals (San Francisco/Oakland, CA)
  • University of Colorado Medicine Children’s Hospital Colorado – (Aurora, CO)
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine - Norton Children’s Hospital (Louisville, KY)
  • University of Michigan – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital - (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – (Austin, TX)
  • University of Utah - Primary Children’s (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Yale University – Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (New Haven, CT)

The PPN is funded through Special Project of Regional and National Significance (also known as SPRANS), authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 701(a)(2) (Title V, § 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act). While PPN represents a separate funding source from the EMSC Program, it shares a common goal – increasing pediatric readiness – through its network of partnerships across children’s hospitals and their communities.

The pilot funding program is an opportunity for EMSC collaboration to boost collective impact. For additional information and to submit a proposal, view the funding announcement. For more information about PPN, visit pedspandemicnetwork.org.