Rhode Island — PECARN

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

Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2023

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Project Overview
(1) Organizational Infrastructure: rapidly build and maintain a strong, high functioning PECARN node, capable of performing excellent clinical research and contributing to all network activities.
(2) Contribute to EMSC Research: conduct high quality, high impact pediatric emergency medicine research, across the spectrum of EMSC projects and settings.
(3) 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.
(4) PECARN Registry and Data Linkage: contribute to PECARN's current and future electronic data registry and linkage projects.
(5) Knowledge Translation: SPARC will be a leader in dissemination and knowledge transfer, leveraging existing, successful methods and relationships.
(6) Advance Early Stage Investigators: SPARC will foster the development of early stage investigators, both within the node and the PECARN network.
Alameda County EMS
Emory University School of Medicine
Hasbro Children’s Hospital - SPARC
Rhode Island Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Thomas Chun, MD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator
Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE
  • HEDA Principal Investigator