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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

Check out the listing of training modules and courses here.

PROS is planning to host its

FIRST 2014 Fall PROS Coordinators Meeting,
Virtual Edition,Version 1.0!

Chapter Coordinator Research Program Chapter Coordinators and Co-Coordinators are invited to join the virtual meeting on:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10:00am to 1:00pm (ET)
9:00am to 12:00pm (CT)
8:00am to 11:00am (MT)
7:00am to 10:00am (PT)

This meeting takes the place of PROS usual in-person Fall meeting. Log-in details will be announced!

The steering committee meeting will be held in-person on:

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (CT)

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (CT) in the AAP Board Room, Elk Grove Village, IL.



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




Triple tobacco screen: opportunity to help families become smokefree. Am J Prev Med. Nabi-Burza E, Winickoff JP, Regan S. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 45(6):728-31.

Implementation of a Parental Tobacco Control Intervention in Pediatric Practice. Pediatrics.Winickoff JP, Nabi-Burza E, Chang Y, Finch S, Regan S, Wasserman M, Ossip D, Woo H, Klein J, Dempsey J, Drehmer J, Hipple B, Weiley V, Murphy S, Rigotti N. Pediatrics. 2013; 132(1):109-117.