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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 The mission of PROS is to improve the health of children and enhance primary care practice by conducting and fostering national collaborative practice-based research.

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.



Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting

What's Happening
After a national search, PROS appoints Alexander G. Fiks, M.D., M.S.C.E., FAAP, Director of the AAP Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network. More details in this recent AAP News Article.

Research Training Opportunities
for PROS Practitioners Training

Check out the listing of training modules and courses here.


Shope JT, Zakrajsek J, Finch S, Bingham CR, O’Neil J, Yano S, Wasserman R, Simons-Morton BG. Translation to primary care of an effective teen safe driving program for parents. Clin Pediatr. 2016;55(11):1026-1035. doi:10.1177/0009922816665086.

Kaelber DC, Liu W, Ross M, Localio AR, Leon JB, Pace WD, Wasserman RC, Fiks AG, for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER 2 ) Consortium. Diagnosis and medication treatment of pediatric hypertension: a retrospective cohort study. Pediatrics. 2016; 138(6):e20162195. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2195.

Fiks AG, Ross ME, Mayne SL, Song L, Liu W, Steffes J, McCarn B, Grundmeier RW, Localio AR, Wasserman R. Preschool ADHD Diagnosis and Stimulant Use Before and After the 2011 AAP Practice Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2016;138(6):e20162025. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2025.

Fiks AG, Scheindlin B, Shone L. 30th Anniversary of Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS): an invitation to become engaged. Pediatrics. 2016;138(3):e20161126; doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1126.


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