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Studies Currently Enrolling

Fluid Therapy and Cerebral Injury in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Acute Gastroenteritis-Impact of Emergency Department Probiotic Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis

ED-STARS (Emergency Dept. Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide)

Press Releases

Congratulations to Drs. Nigrovic, Mahajan, Tzimenatos, Alpern, Rogers, Casper, Ramilo and Kuppermann. Their PECARN abstract "The Accuracy of the Yale Observation Scale Score and Unstructured Clinician Suspicion to Identify Febrile Infants Aged <=60 Days with Serious Bacterial Infections" won "Best Abstract" in the Emergency Medicine category at the AAP meeting held in October 2015.Lise Nigrovic and Prashant Mahajan

Personalized Screen to ID Suicidal Teens in 14 ERs Press Release 9/23/14

Do Probiotics help kids with Stomach Bugs? 7/2/14

Annual Scientific Grant Writing Workshop

This is a valuable workshop for grant writers who want to improve their skills and receive guidance on research oriented grant writing.

This year's workshop will be held on AUGUST 24-26, 2016 in CHICAGO, IL.
Attendees will work on each section of their research grant proposal, receive continual feedback from experienced grant writers, and leave with a well-defined draft.
Visit for online registration.

Performance Measures toolbox

Training module for investigators

Recent Publications

Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Dean JM, et al. for the THAPCA Trial Investigators, Therapeutic Hypothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children. N Engl J Med, epub 2015 Apr 25. 

Brousseau DC, Scott JP, Badaki-Makun O, Darbari DS, Chumpitazi CE, Airewele GE, Ellison AM, Smith-Whitley K, Mahajan P, Sarnaik SA, Casper TC, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Leonard J, Hulbert ML, Powell EC, Liem RI, Hickey R, Krishnamurti L, Hillery CA, Nimmer M, Panepinto JA.  A multi-center randomized controlled trial of intravenous magnesium for sickle cell pain crisis in children. Blood. 2015 Jul31.









PECARN, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, is the first federally-funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States. PECARN conducts high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth of all ages.

PECARN is supported by cooperative agreements between seven academic medical centers and the Health Resources Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau / Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (HRSA / MCHB / EMSC).