EMSC announces new Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Awards


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Emergency Medical Services for Children program is pleased to announce seven cooperative agreement awards for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) program for the 2019-2022 grant cycle to the following sites:

Returning sites, their respective Principal Investigators (PIs), hospitals, and EMS Affiliates (EMSAs):

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH (PI: Dr. Rachel Stanley)
    • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus, OH (EMS Affiliate)
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (PI: Dr. Richard Ruddy)
    • St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    • City of Cincinnati Fire Department, Cincinnati, OH (EMS Affiliate)
  • Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY (PI: Dr. Peter Dayan)
    • Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
    • Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
    • Aurora Fire Department, Aurora, CO (EMS Affiliate)
  • University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA (PI: Dr. Nate Kupperman)
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    • Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Sacramento Fire Department, Sacramento, CA (EMS Affiliate)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY (all EMSAs) (PI: Dr. Brooke Lerner)
    • Milwaukee County EMS, Milwaukee, WI
    • Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic), Charlotte, NC
    • Houston Fire Department EMS, Houston, TX
    • AMR of Western New York, Buffalo, NY

New sites, their respective Principal Investigators (PIs), hospitals, and EMS Affiliates (EMSAs):

  • Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI. (PI: Dr. Thomas Chun)
    • Emory University School of Medicine
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • San Francisco Bureau of EMS/ Alameda county EMS (EMS Affiliate)
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital (PI: Dr. Eileen Klein)
    • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    • University of Texas- SW
    • University of WA EMS (EMS Affiliate)

PECARN has been funded since 2001 to implement emergency care research to improve clinical care and health outcomes for children experiencing an emergency. PECARN Emergency Departments serve approximately 1.3 million acutely ill and injured children every year and the EMS affiliates account for about 113,000 pediatric runs annually.

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