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The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division (PEM) serves a diverse population with broad pediatric pathology and high acuity, providing an ideal environment for clinical research. Because of a rich clinical service and research interest, the Division has been routinely selected to participate in multicenter, national, and international level studies. Our research team has a proven track record of success by becoming one of the top enrolling sites for multiple studies. In 2019, the Division of PEM became a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the largest federally funded research consortium for Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the country.

Our mission is to conduct state-of-the-art clinical research, with an emphasis on improving the clinical care and outcome of the acutely ill or injured child. The pillars of the research program in our Division include trauma, EMS/pre-hospital management, injury prevention, pain management, sedation, respiratory care, and neurologic emergencies.

We have created a Research Council to review and oversee all PEM research. The Council is composed of the Division, Research and Fellowship Directors, the Associate Director of the Fellowship Program, Research Coordinator, faculty members of the Injury Prevention Program, a member of the Emergency Medicine nursing management and nursing education staff, and select senior PEM faculty. The PEM Research Council's purpose is to review and oversee all PEM research development and conduct. The council was formed in order to have a committee within the Division with research expertise to provide advice and support for projects and to help projects reach their full potential.