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Research Committee | Email Committee

Committee Chairs:

Laura Cassidy, PhD
Email: lcassidy@mcw.edu

Natalie Yanchar, MD, Research Committee chair

Natalie Yanchar
Email: Natalie.Yanchar@albertahealthservices.ca

The Research Committee is responsible for developing and implementing an infrastructure for collaborative, multi-center, multi-specialty pediatric research. Goals of the committee include but are not limited to the following:

  • Creates a format for the development and implementation of multi-institutional studies
  • Creates a format for pediatric research that includes multiple pediatric focused disciplines
  • Create and organize a web-based system for a research clearing house
  • Serves as resource for investigators interested in pediatric trauma research
  • Provides a repository for new pediatric research articles
  • Develops a mechanism for member participation in specific trauma-related research participation

The Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB) develops and supports research and research training in pediatric trauma and critical illness. These efforts include:

  • Studies of the continuum of psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological influences that impact child health outcomes in trauma, injury, and acute care;
  • Projects that explore short- and long-term consequences of acute traumatic experiences, such as natural and man-made disasters, all acute forms of child maltreatment, violence, and exposure to violence;Research linking pediatric emergency and critical care medicine and science to the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of childhood physical disabilities; and
  • Research on prevention, treatment, management, and outcomes of physical and psychological trauma and the surgical, medical, psychosocial, and systems interventions needed to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured children across the developmental trajectory.