Pediatric Emergency Medicine Current Grants and Publications


View recent publications by faculty members in the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Featured Grants

Mary Clyde Pierce, MD

  • An Injury Plausibility Assessment Model for Differentiating Abusive from Accidental Fractures in Young Children
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health
  • Development of a Probability Model to Predict Head Injury Risk in Pediatric Falls
    National Institute of Justice

Todd Florin, MD, MSCE

  • Procalcitonin to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Pneumonia (P-RAPP)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Institutes of Health
  • Predicting Severe Pneumonia in the Emergency Department: A Global Study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Network (PERN) Study - COVID-19 substudy
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Urinary Proadrenomedullin to Improve Risk Stratification of Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Biomarkers and Risk Stratification in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health
  • Derivation and Validation of the Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia Severity (PedCAPS) Score National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Michelle Macy, MD, MS

  • A Multi-Sector Drowning Surveillance System to Inform Chicago's Water Safety Plan
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Q-METRIC Implementation and Quality Improvement
    Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
  • Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC)
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Longitudinal Survey Research Support and Analysis
    American Board of Pediatrics Foundation
  • Tiny Cargo, Big Deal! An Adaptive ED-Based eHealth Intervention to Promote Correct and Consistent Size-Appropriate Child Passenger Safety Behaviors and Reduce Disparities
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Investigating Chicago and Northshore REscue Skills and Swim to Survive: Community Utilization and Experience (I CAN RES3CUE)
    Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
  • The ECHO Measurement Core: A Framework and Resource for Assessing Environmental Exposure and Child Health
    National Institutes of Heath

Elizabeth Alpern, MD, MSCE

  • Implementation of Evidence-based Care for the Acute Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease Pain
    National Institutes of Health
  • The Effect of ED and After-ED Analgesic Treatment on Pediatric Long Bone Fracture Outcomes
    National Institutes of Health
  • Building Research Capacity for Firearm Safety Among Children
    National Institutes of Health
  • Detecting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Emergency Department Care Using the PECARN Data Registry
    National Institutes of Health
  • PED Screen: Pediatric Sepsis EHR Registry, Clinical Outcomes, and Predictive Model Research Strategy
    National Institutes of Health
  • Role of individual and hospital factors in quality of care for children in EDs
    National Institutes of Health
  • Sickle Cell Improvement: Enhancing Care in the Emergency Department (SCIENCE)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Development and Application of a National Pediatric Sepsis Event Surveillance Definition
    Centers for Disease Control

Erin Augustine, MD

  • Improving the Detection of STIs in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Pragmatic Trial
    National Institutes of Health

Susan Fuchs, MD

  • Hospital Preparedness- Pediatric Preparedness 2018
    Illinois Department of Public Health

Mark Alder, MD

  • The Impact of Personal Protective Equipment on the Ability to Perform Pediatric Acute Care Procedures
    National Institutes of Health

Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH

  • RNA Biosignatures: A Paradigm Change for the Management of Young Febrile Infants
    National Institutes of Health
  • Impact of Emergency Department Probiotic Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis: Randomized Controlled Trial
    National Institutes of Health
  • Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
    National Institutes of Health
  • Washington Boston Chicago Applied Research Network (WBCARN)
    Children’s Research Institute/Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • BEdside Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism in children without Radiation (BEEPER)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Jennifer Trainor, MD

  • Fluid Therapy and Cerebral Injury in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
    National Institutes of Health

Jennifer Hoffmann, MD

  • Quality Improvement to Improve Pediatric Acute Agitation Management in the Emergency Department
    Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
  • Youth Suicide and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
    Academic Pediatric Association

Sriram Ramgopal, MD

  • Identifying Clinical Phenotypes of Pediatric Respiratory Disease using Unsupervised Classification
    Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
  • Epidemiology, biomarkers and risk stratification of young infants presenting to the emergency department with hypothermia
    The Gerber Companies Foundation
  • PPN Grant

Steven Krug, MD

  • Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response
    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

  • Strengthening Chicago’s Youth Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program (SCY-HVIP)
    Department of Justice

Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH

  • Delayed Diagnosis of Serious Pediatric Emergency Conditions
    Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
  • Measuring and Mapping National Pediatric Acute Care Outcomes
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development