PECARN Network

Washington, Boston, Chicago Applied Research Node (WBCARN)

Children's National Health System
Washington, D.C.

Principal Investigator:
James M. Chamberlain, MD

Washington, Boston, Chicago Applied Research Node (WBCARN)

Goals and Objectives:
Our overall goal is to improve the health of ill and injured children by contributing to generalizable knowledge gained through the conduct of rigorous, high-quality translational research. We will contribute meaningfully to all (T1-T3) phases of translational research. This will be accomplished through the following specific goals.

  • To continue a research infrastructure capable of rigorous clinical research in both prehospital and hospital settings.
  • To collaborate in a national network of centers to prioritize, to plan, and to conduct research through rigorously designed studies.
  • To translate research results into practice through the dissemination of results from research studies conducted in the network.


Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs):

  • Children’s National Health System, Washington D.C
  • Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • The Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

EMS Affiliate:

  • Prince George's County Fire/EMS

EMSA Scientific Advisor:

  • Kathleen Brown, MD. Children's National Medical Center