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 Description 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 Description 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 Description
Funder - NIH: NIDCR Title - Coordinated Oral Health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago Description
Funder - Rush Univ Medical Ctr (Prime sponsor: NIH NIDDK) Title - Multi-Clinic Action Trial to Control Hyperglycemia and Hypertension Description
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 Description 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 Description 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