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Thank you for visiting our site. Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS), founded in 1986, is the practice-based research network of the Academy. Its mission is to improve the health of children by conducting collaborative practice-based research to enhance primary care practice

PROS studies are advancing the knowledge on which pediatric primary care is based with such diverse child health topics as:

*Secondary Sexual Characteristics in Boys &  Boys/Girls

*Adolescent Smoking Cessation

*Reducing Body Mass Index (BMI)

*Safe Teen Driving

*Parental Smoking Cessation

*Research Using Electronic Health Record    Systems


Listings and links to awards won by PROS.


Current Study Recruitment

PROS is working on a variety of projects, and is currently recruiting for the following studies:

ePROS - PROS invites practitioners interested in conducting research using electronic health records to join our ePROS project. ePROS delivers HIPAA-compliant pediatric primary-care limited data sets for research analysis with two initial data extraction studies: the first on childhood obesity; and the second on psychotropic medication use in pediatric populations. We are also launching our first comparative-effectiveness intervention study on ADHD. For more information, contact our study team at or visit our website:

What's Happening Research Training Opportunities
for PROS Practitioners Training

Check out the listing of training modules and courses here.

PROS 2014
Chapter Coordinators Virtual Meeting
October 25, 2014

The PROS Chapter Coordinators Virtual Meeting gives those who are not able to attend in person a unique and special way to participate.

To view the webinar on, please click on the lemonade glass.

*If you're having trouble playing and viewing videos in YouTube, we suggest you install the latest version of the Flash player:

To download a copy of Dr Melissa Stockwell's presentation, click the pdf icon.

2015 Spring
Chapter Coordinator Research Program
Steering Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April, 12, 2015



Below are promotional materials utilized in the PROS Teen Driving Study.  Please feel free to print and distribute the “superbookmark” to parent of your patients and to hang the posters in your office.  A blank Checkpoints Parent-Teen Driving Agreement is also available for your use.

Physicians Super Bookmark
Blank Checkpoints Agreement
Mom & Son Poster
Father & Daughter Poster




Dempsey J, Regan S, Drehmer JE, Finch S, Hipple B, Klein JD, Murphy S, Nabi-Burza E,Ossip D, Woo H, Winickoff JP. Black vs White differences in rates of addressing parental tobacco use in the pediatric settingAcademic Pediatrics, in-press.


Drehmer JE, Ossip DJ, Nabi-Burza E, Rigotti NA, Hipple B, Woo H, Chang Y, Winickoff JP. Thirdhand Smoke Beliefs of Parents. Pediatrics 2014;133(4):e850-6


Fiks, A. G., & Grundmeier, R.W. Elucidating Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition to ICD-10-CM. Pediatrics. 2014; 134:169-170.


Gorzkowski, J. A., Klein, J. D., Harris, D. L., Kaseeska, K. R., Whitmore-Shaefer, R. M., Bocian, A. B., Davis, J. B., Gotlieb, E. M, & Wasserman, R. C. Maintenance of Certification Part 4 Credit and Recruitment for Practice-Based Research. [published online ahead of print September 1, 2014]. Pediatrics. (doi:10.1542/peds.2014-0316).


Miller D, Noonan K, Fiks AG, Lehmann CU. Increasing pediatrician participation in EHR incentive programs. Pediatrics (accepted for publication)


Winickoff JP, Nabi-Burza E, Chang Y, Regan S, Drehmer J, Finch S, Wasserman M, Ossip D, Hipple B, Woo H, Klein J, Rigotti N. Sustainability of a Parental Tobacco Control Intervention in Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics. [published online October 20, 2014]. Pediatrics. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0639).