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Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

To ensure that all children and youth in the United States get the best emergency care, our Emergency Medical Service for Children (EMSC) program invests in research.

Through cooperative agreements, our partnership creates PECARN: a network of children’s hospitals and 911 emergency medical systems (EMS) agencies. The studies identify best practices for children’s care from the moment of the emergency to when they reach the hospital. The research informs national guidelines. The guidelines help emergency providers build the skills needed to take care of children.

This network makes rigorous clinical research possible. PECARN studies expand our knowledge to improve the care of severely ill and injured children.

The PECARN website provides details about all aspects of the work.

Award recipients

We are funding about $19.6 Million over 4 years for this research. In August 2023, we awarded the first year of funding to 7 cooperative agreement recipients.

2023 Grantee Recipient City State Annual Award Amount Award Action Type
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati OH $700,000 Competing Continuation
Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus OH $699,999 Competing Continuation
University of California, Davis Davis CA $699,999 Competing Continuation
Emory University Atlanta GA $700,000 New
The Trustees of Columbia University In The City of New York New York NY $700,000 Competing Continuation
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York Amherst NY $700,000 Competing Continuation
Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle WA $749,989 Competing Continuation
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