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Pediatric Research Network

The Pediatric Research Network (PResNet) was formed in 2006 as a Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) to actively engage practitioners in research and help integrate health research into practice. We are housed within Children’s Health Services Research in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. PResNet now provides a wide array of research services to investigators within and outside of the university. We have a successful history of working with principal investigators across disciplines and have collaborated with groups on campus and off campus, including CHIRDL, CTSI/Research Jam, and the Child Neurology Foundation. With a combined 50+ years of experience, the PResNet team has a breadth of experience in a wide range of studies, but our specialty is research involving children, their parents, and their providers.

PResNet Organizations

  • Eskenazi Health
  • Indiana University Health
  • HealthNet
  • Private practices in and around Marion county
  • Community-based organizations

This broad base allows for efficient recruitment of participants from a broad range socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds for general and subspecialty protocols.

PResNet Services Available to Investigators

  • Comprehensive study coordination
  • Data management
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) management/submission
  • Recruitment and data collection (in Spanish, if needed)

PResNet Team

  • Vickie Cater, BA, CCRP

    Clinical Research Specialist

    Vickie coordinates research projects with affiliates and helps implement recruiting for current studies. Vickie has been with Indiana University School of Medicine since 2006 where she first worked as a Research Assistant in the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Elaine Cuevas, MPA, CCRP

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Elaine coordinates clinical studies, often collaborating with other research teams including CHIRDL and Research Jam. She recruits and interviews Spanish-speaking children and parents.

  • Cynthia Holladay, MPA

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Cynthia coordinates clinical studies and is currently coordinating a federally funded multi-site pediatric oncology communication study. 

  • Ann Clark, MA, LMHC

    Clinical Research Specialist

    Ann coordinates research studies, helps implement recruiting strategies for studies and designs research data collection tools.

  • Pinal Patel, BS

    Administrative Support Specialist

    Pinal provides administrative support to the PResNet team.