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Network Announcements

Updated Enrollment Survey

The APA CORNET Steering and Executive Committees have been working hard to update the network's enrollment survey. We hope this will make it easier for individual continuity clinics to join APA CORNET, while also helping connect the more than 200 pediatric residency programs across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

We would like to encourage all current members to update your enrollment! This will help us to:

  • Recruit for new research studies
  • Communicate with leaders at individual continuity clinics
  • Collaborate with all network members

If you are new to APA CORNET and have not yet enrolled, please consider doing so!

As a reminder, we ask that all sites contacts are current members of the APA.

Access the APA CORNET Enrollment Survey here.

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Leadership Opportunities

Region IX Research Chair

CORNET is seeking APA CORNET members from Region IX to serve as a member of the CORNET Executive Committee in the role as the Regional Research Chair.

The Role of a CORNET Regional Research Chair is to:

  • Facilitate communication among the Region's CORNET member sites and direct information to and from the Executive Committee
  • Recruit additional institutions/clinics within their region to participate in CORNET activities
  • Generate research study ideas from regional sites
  • Advise on possible funding opportunities
  • Participate in the annual 1½ day national CORNET planning meeting following PAS, as well as quarterly conference calls

To apply, please click here to learn more.


Submit a proposal!

CORNET welcomes any interested individuals and groups to submit research proposals for the Executive Committee's review. If you have a research question you would like to develop or are considering submitting to the network, please contact CORNET's Research and Network Coordinator, Holly Tyrrell, and CORNET's Network Director, Iman Sharif, for more information.

Please use the research proposal form when submitting a proposal. We look forward to hearing from you!

Project Recruitment

CORNET is currently running a study looking at Health Literacy Training in pediatric residency.


This study will consist of a one-time survey filled out by your residents and continuity faculty. This study has been approved by the APA CORNET Executive Committee and reviewed by the IRB of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The information gathered by this survey will be used for baseline data and learning purposes. The survey is anonymous. Participation in this study is voluntary. Your decision to participate in the study will have no effect on your residency program, membership in APA CORNET, your employment, or any other factors.

Interested in Participating?

If your site would like to participate, please contact Holly Tyrrell directly at for enrollment.

WE CARE (Well Child Care Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education) aims to address Social Determinants of Health in pediatric practices. The study is funded by the NIH, specifically NICHD, and will start enrolling families to participate this Fall. WE CARE is a new model of care to better address families’ social needs compared to the current standard of care. The intervention includes screening and referring to local resources for social needs such as food insecurity, housing, and childcare. The WE CARE study has a stepped wedge design, in which participating practices implement the WE CARE intervention at staggered intervals; practices will be randomly assigned to receive training online or at your practice at a mutually convenient time.

Benefits of participating:

  • Learn how to screen for unmet social needs and develop a Family Resource Book with referrals.
  • Receive guidance in identifying local community resources that address six social needs: food insecurity, housing, utilities, childcare, employment, and education.
  • Help researchers understand families’ social needs and ways to address them.
  • Potential to enhance your relationship with patients’ families.
  • Practices will receive $2,000 in recognition of their time devoted to this study.

Eligible practices:

  • Must provide care to patients that are uninsured or covered by public insurance
  • Must NOT identify as a Community Health Center
  • Must NOT routinely screen and refer for three or more of the following six basic social needs at well-child care visits:
    • Childcare
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Food insecurity
    • Education
    • Utilities (heating, cooling, water, and/or electricity)

To learn more and to join the WE CARE study’s Cycles 2 and 3, please contact Holly Tyrrell via email at

Our goal is that by finding and assisting families with unmet needs, we might change the course of patients' and families' health and wellness. We hope to hear from you!

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting

CORNET at PAS 2019 in Baltimore, MD


Title: Tapping into Nurse Visits to Reduce Missed Opportunities for HPV Vaccine
Authors: Wallace-Brodeur R, Chen M, Davis W, Rand C, Szilagyi P
Session Title: Quality Improvement: Ambulatory Settings
Date/Time: April 27, 2019, from 2:30 – 4:30 PM (3:30 – 3:45 PM)


Title: Characteristics of Practices Recommending HPV Vaccine Initiation at Age 9-10
Authors: Concannon C, Tyrrell H, Wallace-Brodeur R, Chen M, Albertin C, Rand C
Session Title: Immunizations/Delivery 1
Date/Time: April 29, 2019, from 5:45 – 7:30 PM
Board #: 724


Title: Literacy Promotion Training and Implementation in Residency Continuity Clinics
Authors: Caldwell A, Erickson E, Shearman N, Sharif I, Garbe MC, Tyrrell H, Needlman R, Dunlap M
Session Title: Medical Education: Curriculum 1
Date/Time: April 29, 2019, from 5:45 – 7:30 PM
Board #: 768


Title: Getting Under the Hood of High-Performing Practices for HPV Vaccination: A Qualitative Analysis
Authors: Rand C, Concannon C, Wallace-Brodeur R, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG
Session Title: Immunizations/Delivery 1
Date/Time: April 29, 2019, from 5:45 – 7:30 PM
Board #: 720

CORNET at PAS 2018 in Toronto, Canada


Title: Quality Improvement in Vaccine Delivery, Measuring Up-to-date using the Tally Form: A Study from the Continuity Research Network (CORNET)
Authors: Tyrrell H, Rand C, Szilagyi P, Salvati ZM, Darden PM
Session Title: QI Methods
Date/Time: May 7, 2018 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Board #: 350


Title: CORNET CARD STUDY #1: DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE, AND CAN I DO WHAT YOU DO? [Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)]
Authors: Sharif I, Tyrrell H, Braganza S, Rosen C, Mogilner L, Phillips A, Slovin S.
Session Title: Children with Special Health Care Needs 6: Potpourri
Date/Time: May 7, 2018 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Board #: 182


Title: Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Resident Continuity Clinics
Authors: Morgenlander M, Steiner M, Garfunkel L, Serwint J, Tyrrell H, Schilling S.
Session Title: General Pediatrics- Primary Care 2
Session Date/Time: May 8, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Presentation Time: 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM




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