Research Networks

Practice Based Research Networks (PBRNs) are defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as “…groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans.”

Washington University Pediatric & Adolescent Ambulatory Research Consortium

The Washington University Pediatric & Adolescent Ambulatory Research Consortium (WU PAARC), funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, has developed a formal infrastructure to actively engage community practitioners in clinical and translational research. These community pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners study how best to care for children and adolescents in the community setting, and are committed to using research findings to guide how they care for their patients.

To learn more about WU PAARC, please contact Sherry Dodd at 314-454-8914 or Jane Garbutt at 314-454-8613


Network Director: Jane Garbutt, MB, ChB
Research Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
314-454-8613 |
Jane Garbutt faculty scholar profile

Network Coordinator: Sherry Dodd