Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

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The EMSC NRC supports the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) through meeting planning, research dissemination, manuscript tracking, and developing grantee resources, as needed.


PECARN Acknowledgements. As required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations acts, all HHS-funded recipients must acknowledge federal funding when presenting or publishing work funded in whole or in part with federal funds. Below is the acknowledgement required for PECARN manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations. This acknowledgment includes the up-to-date grant number(s).

    Acknowledgement: This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Network Development Demonstration Program under cooperative agreement number U03MC00008 for $3,000,000, and is partially support by MCHB cooperative agreements: U03MC00001, U03MC00003, U03MC00006, U03MC00007, U03MC22684 U03MC22685. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Please note this acknowledgement is current as of January 2015.


Research Dissemination. The program via the EMSC NRC assists PECARN with the dissemination of research to key target audiences through the following venues:

If you are interested in the dissemination of study findings, please contact Sametria McCammon via email or at 301-244-6229.


Digital PECARN Roster. The PECARN Roster includes contact information for the principal investigators for each of the six nodes, the EMS-node, the 18 hospital emergency department affiliates (HEDAs), the three emergency medical service agencies (EMSAs), the two resource centers (EMSC NRC and DCC), as well as the federal program. For an electronic version of this information, please visit the eRoom.


Health Resources and Services Administration Support to PECARN

The EMSC Branch in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides grants management support to PECARN grantees. Please contact your HRSA project officer for any programmatic-related questions and your grants management specialist for any grants management-related questions.

HRSA PECARN Project Officer Contact Information:

    Diane Pilkey, RN MPH
    Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
    5600 Fishers Lane Mailstop # 18NWH04
    Rockville, Maryland 20857
    Telephone: (301) 443-8927
    Fax: (301) 443-1296
    Email: dpilkey@hrsa.gov

Also available for download are step-by-step instructions for submitting the required HRSA Performance Report through the Electronic Handbook or EHB.