Clinical and Community Research and Programs

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 – Chicago (IL) City (Public Schools)

Title – Beginnings: A University Partnership Program -Healthy Steps (PIHV-Prevention Initiative Home Visiting)

Funder – American Academy of Pediatrics

Title – Early Childhood Education and Medical Homes

  • Project – Does Choice of Contraceptive Method influence frequency of STI screening and rates of STI’s among Adolescents and Young adults in an Urban Academic Setting

Project – Longitudinal Evaluation of the Required Level of Supervision for Pediatric Fellows

Title – Measuring the Transition Readiness of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus using Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ)

Title – Adherence to Long-term Follow-Up Screening Guidelines in Minority Childhood Cancer Survivors and Associated Impact on Cardiovascular Health Outcomes

Title – Retrospective chart review of accidental extubation in neonates

Funder – U of MN

Title – Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center – CASH: confidential Adolescent Sexual Health Services

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.

Title – Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Perceptions and Knowledge Among Pediatric and Internal Medicine – Pediatric Residency Trainees

Funder – NIH: NHLBI

Title – The Asthma Action at Erie Trial


Funder – NIH: NIDCR

Title – Coordinated Oral Health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago


Funder – Rush Univ Medical Ctr (Prime sponsor: NIH NIDDK)

Title – Multi-Clinic Action Trial to Control Hyperglycemia and Hypertension


Funder – Circle of Service Fdn Inc

Title – Medical Legal Partnership

Title – Pediatric Resident Assessment of Unmet Needs and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Title – Addressing Social Key Questions for Helping Experienced Adversity in Life to Heal: the ASK Questions for HEALTH study

Title – Pediatrics Milestones Assessment Collaborative

Title – Neutral Head Positioning in Preventing Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Title – Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Title – The LEAD Experience

Funder – SDBP

Title – Sit Down and Play

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.

Title – Reducing Excessive Variation in Infant Sepsis Evaluations

Funder – Medtronic Inc

Title – Diabetes Care in Schools: An Educational Program for School Nurses and Delegated Care Aids

Title – Validation of a Pediatric Clinical Judgment Exercise in Assessing Entrustability of Fourth Year Medical Students in Critical Clinical Decision-Making

Funder – US Dept of Health & Human Services (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Title – University of Illinois CHECK (Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids)

Title – Defining Key Factors in Burnout and Resilience in Pediatric Residents and the Relationship to Performance

Funder – Respiratory Health Association

Title – Respiratory Health Association

Title – Family-Physician Communication Study

Title – Strengthening Parent-Physician Communication Study

Funder – NIH/UIC Center for Health Equity Research – CHER

Title – The Effect of Neighborhood Disorganization on Engagement in Health Care, Mental Health, and School Attendance of Children with Chronic Health Conditions (CHER)

Title – Consortium of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Title – Universal Screening for Unmet Social Needs and ACE in Primary Care Medical Homes: Optimizing Identification of Social Needs and ACE Modifying the ASK Questionnaire

Title – National survey for Umbilical line insertion and maintenance practices

Title – Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH)

Funder – PCORI

Title –Rural Adolescent Focus Groups: Engagement in Community around Depression Prevention