Research Grants for the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Current Research Grants

Research Study: Follow-up Care after Traumatic Brain Injury

This is a study to find out if we can improve follow-up care and help each patient achieve the best outcome. If you have questions or concerns, or are interested in this study, please contact Sarah Johnson at Sarah.Johnson@NationwideChildrens.org.

This study is led by Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD.

Pilot Study to Develop a Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Assessment Tool

Goal of this study is to develop and test the infrastructure necessary for collecting prospective observational data from EMS providers and emergency physicians who care for children with blunt trauma as a prerequisite for conducting a large prospective study to refine, validate and implement a Pediatric cervical spine injury Risk Assessment Tool.

Funding agency: National Institute of Health/NICHD
Funding period: 9/2013-8/2015
PI: Julie Leonard, MD, MPH

Youth Sports TBI Laws: Measuring Public Health Impact on Initial and Recurrent  Concussions

Goal of this study is to assess the public health impact of youth sports TBI laws on the rates and patterns of both initial and recurrent concussions among U.S. high school athletes.

Funding agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Funding period: 11/2014-4/2016
PI: Jingzhen (Ginger) Yang, PhD, MPH

Implementation Science to Increase Use of Evidence Based Pediatric Brain Injury Guidelines (PEGASUS)

The project goal is to use an adherence scorecard to examine the association between adherence and patient outcomes, develop a value stream map illustrating factors impacting adherence, and use computer simulation to create a best practices blueprint for adherence.

Funding agency: National Institute of Health/NICHD
Funding period: 9/2010-8/2015
PI/Site PI: Jonathan Groner, MD

The Impact of Pediatric Trauma Centers on the Outcome of Injured Children in Ohio

The proposed project analyze data from the Ohio Trauma Registry, which captures data from approximately 87% of Ohio hospitals, as required by law, including 138 non-trauma centers (NTC).
The project goal is to assess the impact of pediatric trauma centers on the outcomes of pediatric trauma patients in Ohio.

Funding agency: National Institute of Health/NICHD
Funding period: 7/2013-6/2015
Co-investigator: Jonathan Groner, MD

National Study of Undertriage of Trauma Patients

Goal of this project is to study characteristics of undertriage of major trauma patients in the U.S.A and to assess the impact of undertriage on mortality at level III and non-trauma centers

Funding agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Funding period: 9/2013-8/2015
PIHuiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

Center for Injury Research and Policy (Center Grant)

The Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducts research in all three core phases of injury control (prevention, acute care and rehabilitation) and serves as an academic training center for students from high school through post-graduate levels as well as for visiting international scholars. Trans-disciplinary research conducted at CIRP includes the fields of medicine, public health, epidemiology, law and criminal justice, behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, biomechanics, ergonomics and economics.

Funding agency: CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Funding period: 8/2012-7/2017
PI/Co-investigator: Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD (Director for Research Core)

Assessment of Access to Trauma Center Care in Ohio

The overarching goal of this study is to conduct an assessment of access to trauma center care in Ohio based on the geographic proximity, trauma center designation level, and injury burden in population.

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety/EMS Grant
Funding period: 7/2014-6/2015
PIHuiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

Timely Recognition of Abusive Injuries (TRAIN)

Three goals of the study are: 1) To establish a baseline frequency of missed sentinel injuries; 2) To develop and disseminate interventions to reduce the frequency of missed sentinel injuries and; 3) To measure the impact of interventions on the frequency of missed sentinel injuries.

Funding agency: Ohio Attorney General’s Office
Funding period: 12/2014-11/2017
PI: Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD

GM-CSF for Immunomodulation Following Trauma (GIFT) Trial

The overall objective of this study is to demonstrate that treatment with the drug granulocyte- macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) can reduce the incidence of nosocomial infection in high-risk, critically injured children
Funding agency: National Institute of Health/ NIGMS

Funding period: 9/2011-5/2016
PI: Mark Hall, MD, FAAP, FCCM

Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (UG1)

Global Specific Aim: To maximally participate in CPCCRN network studies with a goal of contributing meaningfully to the generation of new knowledge for the betterment of critically ill children. The overall objective of the concept study entitled , "GM-CSF for Immunostimulation After NeuroTrauma (GIANT)" study, is to demonstrate that treatment with the drug granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) can reduce the incidence of secondary infection in high-risk, children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) through restoration of immune function.

Funding agency: National Institute of Health/ NICHD
Funding period: 14/2014-11/2019
PIMark Hall, MD, FAAP, FCCM

Development and Validation of a New Pediatric Head Injury Assessment Tool for Possible Child Abuse Cases Considering Subject-specific Child Head Anatomy

The goal of this research is to establish a new paradigm for developing and using subject-specific pediatric head finite element (FE) models to provide objective and accurate assessments for judging the consistency of head injuries and stated causes in infants or young children.

Funding agency: National Institute of Justice
Funding period: 2013-2016
PI/Co-Principal Investigator: Rachel Stanley, MD

Predicting Outcome in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

The overall goal of the proposed project is to examine the utility of diagnostic methods commonly used in clinical settings in the prediction of persistent PCS and functional impairments.

Funding agency: National Institute of Health/ NICHD
Funding period: 08/2013-05/2018
PI: Keith O. Yeates, PhD

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