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The primary mission of the PA Network is to perform a multi-site randomized controlled trial comparing different methods for counseling teens in medical office settings. This trial, named the PASStudy (Pennsylvania Adolescent Smoking Study) is actively recruiting cigarette users between the ages of 14 and 18 years from medical settings. Study sites include Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley Hospital. For more information on the PASStudy, including how to refer a teen to the study, please contact:
Agnieshka Baumritter, MS
PASStudy Project Manager, Clinical Trials Office
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street, Room 1048
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 590-4956
FAX: (215) 590-0426
or click here.
A second aim of the PA Network’s project involves the education of health professionals to improve clinical practice. Therefore, in 2007, a collaborative agreement between the PA Network and the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics was formed. To date, this partnership as resulted in the successful completion of a statewide survey of health care provider attitudes and practices, and a Stakeholders meeting held in July 2007. These provided the impetus and background guiding the creation of this website, as well as a CME teleconference series.
For information on the PA AAP, click here.
The University of Pennsylvania
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Pletcher, MD
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Website Design Team
PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics:Dottie Schell, BS, RN, CTAS
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: Jonathan Pletcher, MD
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children: Tahniat Syed, MD, MPH
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network: Audrey Vanim
Weiss Communications: Carl E. Weiss