The Pediatric Research Consortium

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
PeRC
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
Zip: 
19104
Main Phone: 
267-426-5167
Network Director: 
James Massey
Network Member: 
Valerie McGoldrick
Network Member Role: 
Research Nurse Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
Regional
Clinics Location: 
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Founded: 
2002
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Pediatric Network (at least 75% are pediatricians or specialize in child health)
Mission Statement: 
The Network’s mission is to provide the expertise and infrastructure needed to support both top-down and bottom-up research within the primary care setting. Its overall aim is to support primary care clinicians in the development of research, the results of which will transform the way care is provided within the network and will further enhance the quality and health outcomes of patients. This will be done by optimizing the ever-improving functionality of the electronic health record, developing mentoring relationships with established research methodologists, and supporting research within the context of clinical care.
Current or Past Research Interests: 
Care transitions
Children's health issues
Depression and other mental health disorders
Developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Other health or disease related interests
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
201
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
31
Approximate Number of Patients: 
220000