• The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

    PECARN is the first federally funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the US. They conduct high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and adolescents.

    The Division of Emergency Medicine is a member of the Academic Centers Research Node (ACORN) and is one of only 21 federally funded sites across the nation that participate in PECARN. The groups provide investigators access to data from more than 800,000 pediatric emergency department visits a year.

    Richard Ruddy and Evaline Alessandrini are active site PIs within the PECARN. At Cincinnati Children’s, a study manager and clinical research coordinator are dedicated to participation in the PECARN network; both attend meetings and conferences.