WelcomeThank 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
*Management of Acute Asthma in Pediatric Practice
*Child Abuse Recognition Experience
*Child Violence Prevention
*Improvement of Immunization Rates and Reducing Disparities
*Readiness for Newborn Hospital Discharge
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:
AHIPP - is seeking practitioners who treat adolescent patients to participate in this landmark study on tobacco cessation and social media use.
Please view the video below for more information on the AHIPP study.
Please call 800/433-9016, x7126 if you are interested in participating in this study.
This study is to use EHRs on ~ 800,000 children to do pharmacoepidemiological studies to determine long-term side effects of medications such as atypical antipsychotics. .
C-PRL - this study's aim is to create a national "center of excellence for practice-based research and learning" that will link PROS with the AAP Quality Improvement Project and Innovation Network's (QuIIN's) Practice Improvement Network (PIN) and with the Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Only seven such centers have been created, and this is the only one to focus exclusively on pediatrics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://www.aap.org/pros/epros