The University of Louisville (UofL) School of Medicine and Norton Children’s Hospital will serve as a leader in the integration of trauma and burn care into a national network of pediatric response centers to build on preparedness efforts for future health disasters and global health events.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $1.2 million over 5 years to the UofL and Norton Children’s project out of a $48 million award to establish a Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network. The amount awarded to UofL and Norton Children’s is expected to grow over the course of the next four years. The project will involve preparing for global health threats, including pandemics, and supporting communities in everyday pediatric readiness.

Dr. Charles G. Macias, chief quality officer at University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, will lead the project. Dr. Mary E. Fallat will head the UofL and Norton Children’s effort. Read full article by Jill Scoggins at UofL.