A Message from the Chair

Anupam Kharbanda, MD
Chair, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee



PEM CRC Steering Committee


Data Center: The PEM CRC has developed a centralized data center based at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, which provides data collection support services such as front-end logic checks for electronic data sheets, high speed automated data sheet scanning services, and database creation, encryption, and processing.

Mentoring:  The 12 members of the PEM CRC steering committee are available to critique and review proposals. Furthermore, Drs. Denise Dowd and Joe Zorc are able to serve in a mentorship capacity to young investigators with an active research project being implemented through the PEM CRC.  As an additional resource, the PEM-CRC offers an annual scholarship to interested junior investigators to attend a national grant-writing conference. (hyperlink)

Survey Competition: The PEM CRC coordinates electronic surveys that are administered to SOEM constituents.  Researchers interested in using the listserv for research purposes must submit an application and enter a quarterly survey competition, which is administered by Dr. Rakesh Mistry.

Other Activities: The PEM CRC actively seeks partnerships with other organizations, such as ACEP, SAEM, as well as other AAP sections.  Dr. Marc Auerbach serves as our liaison to ACEP, Dr. Charles Macias our liaison to PERN and Dr. Prashant Mahajan our liaison to PECARN.


Submit a Research Proposal

PEM CRC Call for Proposals
Concept Proposal Due: April 10, 2015
See more information

Contact Anupam Kharbanda.

Protocols will be reviewed by the Scientific Review Group.

Current Projects

Study Collaborative Number of Institutions Number of Patients Number of Publications Related Studies
UTI 19 2477 2

1 paper under review
1 addl paper planned

Appendicitis 10 2605 4

Race/CT accepted

CT/Contract in progress

Time to imaging in progress

High Risk rule in process


25 527 Interns 2 abstracts 1 paper under review
H1N1 PERN Study 75 321 2 abstracts 1 paper under review



PEM-CRC Publications (Through January 2014)


PEM CRC Meetings

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo 206
April 26, 2015 – San Diego, CA

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
October 25, 2015 – Washington, DC