Faculty partner with Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in community-acquired pneumonia trial
January 24, 2017
Buddy Creech, M.D., M.P.H., and Derek Williams, M.D., M.P.H., are the lead investigators for SCOUT-CAP, an NIH-sponsored multicenter, placebo controlled trial that compares the efficacy of shorter therapy for children with community-acquired pneumonia (five days vs. the standard 10 days of therapy). The study aims to enroll 400 outpatient children at five study sites across the country.
In Nashville, children are being recruited from Vanderbilt’s pediatric emergency department and clinics as well as several community pediatric practices. The study team has partnered with the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation (CPF) to engage pediatric practices in the Nashville area.
CPF’s board enthusiastically supports these research efforts; board member Dr. Michael Ladd (Green Hills Pediatric Associates) noted that:
If you would like to hear more about the study, or have a child with pneumonia that you think may be a good candidate, please contact the study coordinator, Mary Jones, RN at mary.jones@Vanderbilt.Edu