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Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group

Performing his breakdance routine just weeks after scoliosis surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group
Wrote the guidelines for scoliosis surgery in Rett Syndrome
Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group
External Fixators for Leg Lengthening don’t inhibit fun
Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group
Spinal surgery improves upper body alignment
Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group

The Pediatric Orthopedics Research Group at the Children's Hospital of New York is a recognized leader in many areas of pediatric orthopedic research. In affiliation with the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, the International Center for Health Outcomes & Innovation Research (InCHOIR), and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, our vision is to improve pediatric musculoskeletal health through excellent clinical evaluative research and to gain national and international prominence in this endeavor.

The mission of the Pediatric Orthopedic Research Group is (a) to perform quality clinical research. (b) to improve the quality of clinical care by developing new analytical methods for evaluating medical treatments and applying these methods to innovate approaches to patient care, (c) to promote advancement of health outcomes research in pediatrics, (d) to educate all levels of health care provides in health sciences research. (d) to investigate and disseminate the health policy implications of our research findings and to use these data to empower pediatric health policy advocates. In particular, our group maintains the following research objectives:

  • To design new innovative research projects that promote innovation, public policy, and clinical exposure;
  • To streamline the process of clinical research by modifying and standardizing routine data collection that will incorporate quality of life (QOL) questionnaire into clinical practice and enable every parent and/or child to complete the questionnaire;
  • To strengthen and expand high quality, interdisciplinary, clinical evaluative and policy research at the Health Sciences Campus of Columbia University;
  • To develop a clinical research curriculum;
  • To investigate and disseminate the health policy implications of our research findings and to use these data to empower pediatric health policy advocates.

 

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