Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Research
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Research

The Section of Critical Care at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics participates in both PALISI (the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators, a multi-center research consortium) and NACHRI PICU Focus Group (National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions).

Each of our trainees is expected to complete a minimum of one scholarly project during the course of their fellowship, resulting in the submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed publication. In addition, our fellows are expected to present findings at a national meeting.

A crucial first step in this process is the formation of a mentoring relationship with a faculty member (either inside or outside of our division), followed by development of a research question and specific aims and formation of a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC). The SOC will meet regularly with the fellow throughout his or her training to monitor the progress of the project, provide guidance and assure that the fellow is engaging in a meaningful and educational scholarly endeavor that will meet the requirements for board certification.

A few of the many research opportunities available at Children's Mercy Hospital include:

  • Personalized Medicine-Pediatric Genomic Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Research

Critical Care Current Research Activities

 *Indicates PICU Fellow Research
** Indicates Mentored Student/Resident Research

Study Name Children's Mercy Critical Care Investigators Funding Agency Principal Investigator/Study Site

Abusive Head Trauma
Validation Study


Kelly Tieves, DO, MS

 

Terra Frazier, MD
Children's Mercy Site PI
Kent Hymel, MD
Dartmouth

Genomic Analysis of the Pediatric Systemic Inflammatory Response
Syndrome

Geoffrey Allen, MD

NIH

Hector Wong, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure (RESTORE)

Geoffrey Allen, MD
Erica Molitor-Kirsch, MD
Kelly Tieves, DO, MS

NACHRI

Martha Curley, RN, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital

Early Enteral Nutrition in the PICU

Kelly Tieves, DO, MS

NACHRI

Theresa Mikhailov, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Wisconson

Staff Resilience in the PICU

Kelly Tieves, DO, MS

NIH

 

Retrospective Evaluation of Rapid Response Team Processes and Outcomes

Paul Bauer, MD

NACHRI

Mattthew Niedner, MD University of Michigan

Pre- and Post-Extubation B-type Natriuretic Peptide Values in Postoperative Congenital Heart Disease

Jennifer Flint, MD*
Erica Molitor-Kirsch, MD

NACHRI

Children's Mercy

Hypoalbuminemia after Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Children

Laura Ortmann, MD

NACHRI

Jeffrey Alten, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The SAFE Extrapolation to Paediatric Intensive Care (SAFE-EPIC) Study

Paul Bauer, MD
Geoffrey Allen, MD
Kelly Tieves, DO, MS

NIH

Dr. Maino Festa
The George Institute for International Health Australia

Sepsis Prevalence, Outcomes, and Therapy

Kato Han, MD
Geoffrey Allen, MD

Children's Mercy Hospital

Dr. Scott Weis
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pangea- Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological disease in children: A Global Epidemiological Assessment

Kelly Tieves, DO, MS
John Sommerauer, MD

NACHRI

Ericka Fink, MD
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

High Fidelity Simulation in Airway Management as a Training Tool for Pediatric Residents

Laura Haws, MD*
Brian Olsen, MD

Children's Mercy Congenital Heart Families

Children's Mercy

Comparing Safety and Efficacy of Mannitol and Hypertonic Saline Use in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Kelly Tieves, DO, MS  Children's Mercy  Kayla Heller, MD **

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