UIC Department of Pediatrics Seed Funding Awardee
Project - Assessing Pediatric Resident Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Screening for Gang Initiation
Description - This is a cross-sectional study designed to survey and evaluate pediatric trainees’ knowledge of risk factors for gang initiation, as well as their
comfort level and opinions regarding the importance of assessing for known risk factors at pediatric well child visits. This study was created in response to the ever-growing problem of community violence and gang activity found in both Chicago and other major cities across the country.
Funder - American Academy of Pediatrics (Merck)
Title - AAP Contract for Adolescent Health Consortium project: Connecting Adolescents and Young Adults to Preventive Health Care Services
Funded by the Merck Foundation through a grant to the American Academy of Pediatrics, this project aims to improve the quality of adolescent and young adult preventive services and promote the inclusion of private, confidential one-on-one interactions between clinicians and youth during routine primary care encounters. The project also convenes a coalition of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine to address education and implementation of research findings to improve delivery of preventive care to young people and their families. Lead research partners for the project are based at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Funder - American Academy of Pediatrics (Prime sponser: FAMRI)Title - AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B Richmond Center is dedicated to the elimination of childrens’ exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke by changing the clinical practice of pediatrics through the development and dissemination of practice tools; research; and improvement of community health. The Richmond Center is funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute and other public and private grants, and is based at the AAP with affiliated site and investigators at 7 academic medical centers. The Richmond Center works to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families through public education and through the translation of research into practice and policy in clinical care and in communities in the US and globally. Current projects include surveys of the social climate of tobacco control, a rapid nanotechnology device for secondhand smoke measurement, a microbiome and respiratory illness project, replication of parent secondhand smoke interventions in China and Kenya, and others. Dr. Klein serves as the Scientific Director of the Center.
Funder - UIC Pediatric Seed Funding
Title - Feasibility and acceptability of text messaging as a supplementary channel of communication between parents and NICU staff
This study will examine the feasibility and acceptability of a personalized, one-way, text messaging program to improve communication between parents and NICU staff.
Title - Impact of an NICU rounding report on resident's time utilization and workload
The aim of this study is to determine time savings in residents workflow after the introduction of a NICU specific rounding report. Our main outcome is time spent preparing the NICU rounding flowsheet. Secondary outcomes are: time spent inside the NICU and time performing physical exam on patients.
Funder - NIH/UIC Center for Health Equity Research – CHERTitle - The Effect of Neighborhood Disorganization on Engagement in Health Care, Mental Health, and School Attendance of Children with Chronic Health Conditions (CHER)