April 2018

Dear APA Members,
CORNET has a few new updates to share with you!

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

Recent Publications

Check out Academic Pediatrics March 2018 Supplement on Raising Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates. Two contributions are from APA CORNET:

  1. A commentary on provider perspective, based on CORNET's National Partnerships for Adolescent Immunizations (NPAI) Project:
    Stratbucker W, Duryea T, Serwint JR, Gifford KA. Synergistically improving resident education and rates of human papillomavirus vaccination. Acad Pediatr. 2018 March; 18(2 Suppl): S44-S45. Doi:
  2. 2) An article on provider perspective, based on Wave 1 of CORNET's National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA) Project:
    Rand CM, Tyrrell H, Wallace-Brodeur R, Goldstein NPN, Darden PM, Humiston SG, Albertin CS, Stratbucker W, Schaffer SJ, Davis W, Szilagyi PG. A learning collaborative model to improve human papillomavirus vaccination rates in primary care. Acad Pediatr. 2018 March; 18(2 Suppl): S45-S52. doi:
  3. Thank you to all who contributed to these projects!!

    Project Updates

    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.


    Great news! The WE CARE proposal, which is a collaborative study including CORNET, PROS, and Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, as principal investigators, has been funded by NICHD. We will begin recruiting sites who are interested in participating soon.
    Stay tuned for more details.

    In Progress:

    Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Sexual Minority Youth: A Qualitative Investigation
    PI: Lindsay Taliaferro, PhD, MPH

    Dr. Taliaferro and her colleagues are working with CORNET to understand clinicians' needs related to healthcare for LGB adolescents. They are conducting semi-structured interviews to better understand physicians' and residents' knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and training needs related to working with sexual minority youth. Any primary care physician or medical resident who provides healthcare services to adolescents or young adults interested in participating may sign up by emailing Participants' responses will remain confidential and participants will receive a $35 Amazon gift card.

    National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA)
    PIs: Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, & Cynthia Rand, MD, MPH

    This large-scale, quality improvement project coaches clinical sites through practice changes in order to increase adolescent HPV vaccination rates and limit missed opportunities for HPV vaccination at every clinic visit.

    Faculty who meet minimum participation requirements will receive MOC 4 credit. Moreover, we are excited to offer banked MOC credit for residents as well.

    We are preparing manuscripts based on Waves 2 and 3. Wave 4 is set to begin very soon.

    CORNET Executive Committee

    Recruiting for Region IX
    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 1 ½ day national CORNET planning meeting following PAS, as well as quarterly conference calls

    To apply, please submit your name, CV, and a brief summary describing your interest in serving on the CORNET Executive Committee as a Regional Research Chair at this link.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact current CORNET Leadership!

    Do you know your Regional Research Chair?
    Here is the current list of CORNET chairs by APA region. Please reach out to your local contact for any questions or research ideas. They would be happy to provide you with guidance and suggestions.

    Region I: Mona Sharifi,
    Region II: Allison Gorman,
    Region III: Lucy Holmes,
    Region IV: Mike Steiner,
    Region V: Heather Burrows,
    Region VI: Sue Heaney,
    Region VII: Teresa Duryea,
    Region VIII: Sharon Dabrow,
    Region IX: VACANT – currently recruiting
    Region X: Annika Hofstetter,

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    Resident continuity clinics interested in network membership, can visit CORNET's webpage for more information.




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