Pediatric Trauma Center
The only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England.

Pediatric Trauma Research


Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Program is committed to trauma research, as we strive to improve prevention efforts and treatment into the future.

Our current research includes Nicole Nugent, PhD, who is investigating effective outreach and interaction methods family and friends can take in helping children after experiencing an injury or something traumatic. Nugent will look at the effectiveness of face-to-face contact, texting and social media.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally funded multi-institutional network for research in pediatric emergency medicine in the United States.

Since joining PECARN in 2011, Hasbro Children's Hospital has established itself as one of the top performing sites in the network, both in terms of rates of approaching and enrolling eligible participants, as well as numbers of participants enrolled. The hospital has been an active participant and contributor to all PECARN research projects, which have come through the network.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

The division of pediatric neurosurgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital focuses its research on cerebrospinal fluid disorders, craniofacial disorders, and the development of ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgical techniques. Our researchers are pediatric neurosurgeons Albert Telfeian, MD, and Petra Klinge, MD, who are faculty members at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

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