Programs and Newsletters

Newsletters and Briefs

The Children's Health Services Research team periodically publishes newsletters and briefs that highlight the work of its faculty and staff as they inform the fields of health services research and informatics via the application of the best scientific evidence and methods. Current and back issues can be viewed in PDF Format by clicking on the links below.

Faculty Publication Press Releases


CHSR Issue Briefs


The Pediatric Examiner Archives


Works In Progress Seminar Schedule 2016

CHSR Works in Progress (WIP) are informal presentations given by researchers with the goal of sharing ideas and research results to encourage discussion, solicit advice, and offer constructive criticism. If you would like to present during one of these sessions, contact Whitney Fishburn at 317-278-0552 or  for scheduling. Keep in mind that the CHSR WIP sessions are primarily held to present research projects or explore research opportunities. Practice sessions for research presentations are also appropriate.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Stephen Downs ( ) or Dr. Sarah Wiehe ( ). WIPs are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. most Mondays in room 2070 of the Health Information and Translational Sciences Building (HITS). See the schedule below for upcoming WIPs. For directions to our building, please visit Contact CHSR to view detailed directions.



2-Jan NO WIP/New Years Day
16-Jan Martin Luther King Jr. Day
23-Jan Dr. Bobbi J. Byrne - "Planning a Multi-center Trial to Implement Simulation Education to Improve Premature Infant Thermoregulation"
30-Jan Dr. Theresa Cullen (Regenstrief Global Health Informatics Team) Virtual Session
6-Feb CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
20-Feb Dr. Tara L. Harris - "Overlap of Child Abuse and Companion Animal Abuse"
27-Feb CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
6-Mar Dr. Michael Ranney from Berkley - "Red-State Denizens are Empiricists"
13-Mar Dr. Katherine C. Hubert - "Cost-effectiveness of Medical Versus Surgical Therapy for Symptomatic Ureteral Stones in Children"
20-Mar OPEN
27-Mar Dr. Zack Adams - "Youth and Caregiver Stress Reduction in Pediatric Primary Care"
3-Apr CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
10-Apr 2017 PAS PRACTICE SESSION - Dr. Nerissa Bauer/Dr. Tracey Wilkinson
17-Apr Dr. Matthew Yuknis - "Frequency and Etiology of Pediatric Outpatient Emergencies"
24-Apr 2017 PAS PRACTICE SESSION - Dr. Randy Grout/Dr. Megan McHenry
1-May 2017 PAS PRACTICE SESSION - Dr. Nancy Swigonski
15-May Dr. Megan McHenry ("K" Award Application: Neurodevelopmental Screening in HIV-exposed Children in Kenya)
22-May Dr. Jill Fodstad - "Emergence of Self-Injurious Behavior in Very Young Children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities"
29-May Memorial Day
5-Jun CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
12-Jun OPEN
19-Jun OPEN
26-Jun OPEN
3-Jul CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
10-Jul OPEN
17-Jul OPEN
24-Jul Dr. Steve Downs
31-Jul OPEN
7-Aug CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
14-Aug Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD
21-Aug Dr. Tracey Wilkinson - "Being an Effective Reproductive Health Care advocate for Your Adolescent Patients"
28-Aug Dr. Nerissa Bauer - "TEACH Me-Parenting R34 Grant Proposal"
4-Sep Labor Day
11-Sep David Chartash & Matthew Hutchinson - "A neo4j Database of Legislative Activity within the Indiana Statehouse, Uses and Possibilities"
18-Sep Beth Whipple - "Making your Life Easier: Managing your NIH Public Access Policy Compliance with MyBibliography"
25-Sep Dr. Cristiana Hentea - "Communication Factors at Time of Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review"
2-Oct CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
9-Oct Dr. Randall Grout - Conference Presentations/Posters
16-Oct OPEN
23-Oct OPEN
30-Oct OPEN
6-Nov CHSR Core Faculty Meeting
13-Nov Damir Cavar - "Building a Natural Language Processing for Professional Domain Sublanguage (Business, Medicine, Law)"
20-Nov Dr. Timothy Imler - Data Core Discussion
27-Nov OPEN
4-Dec David Chartash - "Clinical Informatics for Medical Education: Modeling and Assessing Clinical Reasoning"
11-Dec OPEN
18-Dec CHSR Core Faculty Meeting