To encourage young researchers to focus on improving the health care system for children with special needs, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in 2012 launched the Young Investigator-CYSCHN program, in conjunction with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
To date, 11 young investigators have participated in the program, researching a range of system improvement topics that include children’s transition from the hospital care to primary care; education of pediatric residents; transition of care from adolescence to adulthood; and use of group visits to increase efficiency.
The Young Investigators have published widely in peer-reviewed journals.
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Early Introduction of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning in Children with Complex Medical Conditions: A Pilot Study
Liberman DB, Song E, Radbill CM et al. Child: Care, Health and Development; 2016; February; p 1-‐11
Group Visits in the Pediatric Transplant Outpatient Clinics
Hollander SA, McDonald N, Lee D, May LJ, Doan LN, Kaufman BD, Rosenthal DN. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Nov; 19(7):730-6. doi: 10.1111/petr.12574. Epub 2015 Aug 6.
Discharge Handoff Communication and Pediatric Readmissions
Coller RJ, Klitzner TS, Saenz AA, Lerner CF, Alderette LG, Nelson BB, Chung PJ. J Hosp Med (Accepted for publication)
Diabetes in Ethnically Diverse Youth: Disparate Burden and Intervention Approaches
Naranjo, D., Schwartz, D. D., Delamater, A. M. Current diabetes reviews. 2015; 11 (4): 251-260.
Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floor: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Communication
Rosenthal JL, Okumura MJ, Hernandez L, Li ST, Rehm RS., Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct;16(7):692-9.
The Association Between Insurance and Transfer of Noninjured Children from Emergency Departments
Huang Y, Natale JE, Kissee JL, Dayal P, Rosenthal JL, Marcin JP.. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 20. pii: S0196-0644(16)30262-1
Caring for Children with Medical Complexity: Challenges and Educational Opportunities Identified by Pediatric Residents
Bogetz JF, Bogetz AL, Rassbach CE, Gabhart JM, Blankenburg R.. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Nov-Dec;15(6):621-5.
Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Educational Intervention to Train Pediatric Residents on Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Bogetz JF, Gabhart JM, Rassbach CE, Sanders LM, Mendoza FS, Bergman DA, Blankenburg RL. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Jun;54(7):659-66.
Improving Transition from Paediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care: Programme Implementation and Evaluation
Okumura MJ, Ong T, Dawson D, Nielson D, Lewis N, Richards M, Brindis CD, Kleinhenz ME. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:i64-i72.
Stanford Care Optimization for Patients and Education (SCOPE): Improving the Care of Children with Special Healthcare Needs Through Medical Education
Bogetz J, Gabhart J, Rassbach C, Blankenburg R, Bergman D, Nguyen S.. MedEdPORTAL. Sept 2012