PECARN :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network (GLEMSCRN) is part of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). PECARN is the first federally-funded multi-institutional network for research in pediatric emergency medicine in the United States. The goal of this network is to conduct meaningful and rigorous multi-institutional research into the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth across the continuum of emergency medicine health care.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Principal Investigator
Rachel Stanley, MD, MHSA

Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of this project is to enhance emergency medical services-related research and its subsequent impact by developing and conducting research and disseminating research findings. To accomplish this goal we will complete the following objectives:

  1. Support a research infrastructure to conduct important pediatric emergency medicine research.
  2. Support a research process to develop projects, attain funding and conduct rigorous mult-site clinical studies in pediatric emergency medicine.
  3. Facilitate dissemination and translation of research results to pediatric emergency medicine practices.
  4. Foster collaboration between academic and treatment communities.

Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs)

  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Detroit, MI)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Network Development Demonstration Program under cooperative agreement number U03MC00008 for $3,000,000, and is partially support by MCHB cooperative agreements: U03MC00001, U03MC00003, U03MC00006, U03MC00007, U03MC22684 U03MC22685. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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