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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.



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.


Alexander G. Fiks, Robert W. Grundmeier, Jennifer Steffes, William G. Adams, David C. Kaelber, Wilson D. Pace, Richard C. Wasserman, and for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CERē) Consortium. Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium Pediatrics peds.2015-0673; Published online June 22, 2015 (10.1542/peds.2015-0673).

Kenneth Resnicow, Fiona McMaster, Alison Bocian, Donna Harris, Yan Zhou, Linda Snetselaar, Robert Schwartz, Esther Myers, Jaquelin Gotlieb, Jan Foster, Donna Hollinger, Karen Smith, Susan Woolford, Dru Mueller, and Richard C. Wasserman. Motivational Interviewing and Dietary Counseling for Obesity in Primary Care: An RCT. Pediatrics 2015; 135:4 649-657; published ahead of print March 30, 2015, doi:10.1542/peds.2014-1880.

Fiks, AG, Mayne SL, Song L, Steffes J, Liu W, McCarn B, Margolis B, Grimes A, Gotlieb E, Localio R, Ross ME, Grundmeier RW, Wasserman R, Leslie LK. Changing patterns of alpha agonist medication use in children 2009-2011. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2015 May;25(4):362-7. doi: 10.1089/cap.2014.0122. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

Miller D, Noonan K, Fiks AG, Lehmann CU. Increasing pediatrician participation in EHR incentive programs. Pediatrics. 2015; 135(1):e1-4. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2438.


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