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Grainger Research Initiative in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Generous support from The Grainger Foundation has made Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago a leading force for change in pediatric emergency care. The Grainger Research Initiative in Pediatric Emergency Medicine is critical to the Division's research activities focusing on responding during difficult times, advancing lifesaving research, and developing exemplary leaders. The Grainger Research Initiative provides critical seed funding and support for faculty at all levels to pursue research surrounding prominent morbidity and mortality challenges in the Chicago area and beyond, enables us to grow the infrastructure essential for innovative research with expert support personnel and analytics resources, and bolsters our ability to attract and retain top research talent, develop mentors, and train the next generation of leaders in emergency medicine.

Grainger Research Initiative Committee Members

Current Grainger Research Studies

Anisha Kshetrapal, MD

  • Becoming a Doctor: How trainees experience gaining trust and autonomy through clinical training

Colleen Fant, MD

  • Teaching Pediatric Residents to Use Point of Care Ultrasound for the Detection of Pneumonia: A “Train the Trainer” Approach

Selina Varma, MD

  • Patient Characteristics and Patterns of Critical Care Medicine Provided in a Tertiary Pediatric Emergency Department

Anna Smith, MD

  • Cracking the Case – Identifying Etiologies of Pediatric Fractures: A Pilot Study