Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network

PRIS WebsiteThe mission of PRIS is to improve the health of and healthcare delivery to hospitalized children and their families. This will be done by conducting large, multi-institutional studies in areas of inpatient pediatric care that are relevant to clinicians and the decisions they face when caring for children and their families in everyday clinical practice.

PRIS is a pediatric hospitalist research network. Hospitalists are physicians whose clinical practice is the care of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who want to ensure the system is delivering the highest quality of care for patients. The PRIS Network has a vision to be the premier research network and continually define what best practice is and how it should be implemented.

April 2016 Newsletter Article


PRIS Leadership Update

The mission of Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) is to improve the health of and healthcare delivery to hospitalized children and their families. Since the PRIS Network was reorganized in 2010, the Network has had remarkable success under the leadership of our Chair, Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH. During this time we have successfully obtained more than $20 million in grant funding for studies such as the Prioritization Project and Drill Downs, IPASS, PHIS+, GAPPS, and PIVVOT, and have grown from 80 to 106 member sites. PRIS has maintained our commitment to fostering research in the pediatric hospital medicine community by engaging a diverse array of sites in research projects, providing mentorship for hospitalist researchers, and presenting workshops on research skills. We have greatly appreciated the support of all of your organizations throughout the years.

After 7 years as Chair of PRIS, Raj is stepping down to devote more attention to his job as Assistant Vice-President of Research for Intermountain Healthcare. Raj has been instrumental in the growth of PRIS, leading us through the redesign, adoption of our mission, vision, and values, and building our outstanding grant portfolio. He has worked tirelessly to develop and maintain our relationships with our partner organizations- the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, Society for Hospital Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Association. His leadership will be greatly missed, but we are very happy that he will be staying on the Executive Council, where he will join Chris Landrigan, MD, MPH, as past-Chair. At the Feb 2016 Annual Executive Council meeting, Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, accepted with unanimous support of the Executive Council, to become the new Chair of PRIS, and Samir Shah, MD, MSCE will continue his role as the Vice-Chair. We also have two new Executive Council members, Chris Bonafide, MD, MSCE, and Lisa McLeod, MD, MSCE. PRIS is looking forward to continued engagement with our member sites, and we would like to actively encourage any investigators who might be interested in fielding a multicenter study to contact us. We are excited to continue to work towards our vision of PRIS being the premier research network and continually defining what best practice is and how it should be implemented.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this transition.

Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH
Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine I Children's Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor I University of Colorado School of Medicine
13123 E. 16th Avenue, B302 IAurora, CO 80045
(720) 777-5096 (office) I (303) 319-5518 (cell)

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