About Pediatric PittNet (PittNet)
In 2007, CTSI launched Pediatric PittNet to consolidate and build on previous physical and mental health research efforts that successfully supported federal- and industry-funded clinical research studies in local pediatric primary care practices. Pediatric PittNet is a practice-based research network that works collaboratively with University of Pittsburgh researchers and pediatric primary care practices to improve the health of children.
Pediatric PittNet investigators are faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh primarily in the School of Medicine including departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Immunology, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Obstetrics /Gynecology, the School of Education, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, and the Graduate School of Public Health. Pediatric PittNet currently includes more than 45 studies covering a range of common childhood behavioral and physical health concerns.
Current Pediatric PittNet member practices include Children's Community Pediatrics practices, an independent pediatric practice, a federally qualified community health center, the Children's Hospital primary care practice (including the Primary Care Centers in Oakland and Turtle Creek), and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic. Together, these 32 practices include 54 office sites in 13 counties in Western Pennsylvania. We have approximately 275 Pediatric PittNet providers serving over 266,000 privately and publicly insured patients, aged birth to 21 years, in urban, suburban and rural settings.
Pediatric PittNet Services
Pediatric PittNet is a partnership of clinical investigators and pediatric primary care providers designed to engage pediatric patients and their families in clinical research and move important research findings into pediatric practice. Pediatric PittNet focuses on supporting those clinical research efforts that have the potential to positively influence the lives and health of children within our community and across the country.
Investigators participating in the Pediatric PittNet network may request from the list of available services below that Pediatric PittNet uses to support recruitment of participants. This includes:
Learn more about Pediatric PittNet at www.pedspittnet.pitt.edu.
Meet with the administrator to discuss on-site recruitment in pediatric practices.
Administrator: Carrie Fascetti, LSW