Active Research Projects

PI: Charlene Pringle

Development and Validation of a Nutrition Screening Tool for Critically Ill Children

Multi-center phase II validation of a novel screening tool for malnutrition in critically ill children.

PI: Kourtney Guthrie

Pediatric TBI Repository

The overall goal of this study is to create a pediatric TBI biorepository that will serve as a platform for a systematic, multimodal assessment of severity and outcome at the University of Florida.

PI: Torrey Baines

PERSEVERE (Genomic analysis of pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome)

Multicenter study including patients 1 months to 10 years of age admitted to the PICU with SIRS or sepsis. The purpose of the study is to determine if outcomes in pediatric sepsis are influence by any specific genetic makeup of the individual.

PI: Charlene Pringle | Sub-I: Manuel Viamonte


Large case series of pediatric patients with hypertensive encephalopathy aiming to better describe risk factors and correlations.

PI: William Bortcosh

High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Parents of Medically Complex Children

Single-center, non-randomized prospective trial implementing simulation training for parents who will be discharged from the PICU with a child with a new tracheostomy.

PI: Charlene Pringle

NIV Dex EN (Impact of enteral nutrition on dexmedetomidine usage in critically ill children requiring NIV)

Study now expanded to include 14 other children’s hospitals exploring sedation requirements of children acutely supported with NIV with and without enteral nutrition.


Death One Hour After Terminal Extubation (DONATE) Study

Multi-centric validation of model developed by CHLA to predict death within one hour of terminal extubation

PI: Leslie Avery

ICARE (The Interdisciplinary Cardiac Arrest Research Review)

The Interdisciplinary Cardiac Arrest Research Review (ICARE) group was formed in 2018 to conduct a systematic annual search of peer-reviewed literature relevant to cardiac arrest (CA). The goals of the review are to illustrate best practices and help reduce knowledge silos by disseminating clinically relevant advances in the field of CA across disciplines.

PI: Emily Plowman and Desiree Machado (Wang fellow project)

Post-extubation dysphagia in children after mechanical ventilatory support

PI: Giles Peek (Vazquez-Colon fellow project)

Tethered liquid perfluorocarbon (TLP) surface coating for ECMO tubing, In-vitro model using human blood

PI: CHARLENE PRINGLE (Moas fellowship project)

Safety of extended propofol infusion in critically ill pediatric patients

Multicentric chart review study exploring safety of propofol infusions greater than 48 hours duration


NIDAI test: Characterization of the peripheral immunologic response in neuroimmune diseases.

PI: LESLIE AVERY (Cardenas fellowship project)

Clinical changes in bronchiolitis after easing COVID-19 precautions


Incidence of air leak syndrome in SARS-CoV-2 in pediatrics