CPCE is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Theoklis Zaoutis MD MSCE
Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE to the position of Director of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness. Dr. Zaoutis is co-founder of CPCE and has served as its Associate Director for the past 6 years. As Director, Dr. Zaoutis will continue the mission of the CPCE to discover, disseminate and implement knowledge about best practices in the management of pediatric disease. Dr. Zaoutis is the Thomas Frederick McNair Scott Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and associate chief in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP. He is a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Deputy Director of the MSCE program. Dr. Zaoutis also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program and Co-Director of the Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program.

Ron Keren MD MPH
Associate Director for Implementation, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
CPCE is pleased to announce that Ron Keren MD MPH, the center's co-founder and inaugural director for the past 6 years will continue his association with CPCE as Associate Director for Implementation. Dr. Keren was recently appointed to the position of Vice President for Quality and Chief Quality Officer for CHOP. In this role, he will provide executive leadership to the analytics team and quality improvement activities throughout the CHOP enterprise. His new CHOP position will allow Dr. Keren to focus on the implementation piece of CPCE's mission, as he collaborates with CPCE researchers to discover tools and techniques for implementing best practices in care settings across the CHOP network. Dr Keren is a Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Penn and an attending physician for the Division of General Pediatrics. He also provides academic mentorship to clinical effectiveness research activities.

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About CPCE

The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) is a Center of Emphasis in the Research Institute at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The center promotes research on how to best manage pediatric illnesses, disseminates knowledge gained from this research, and partners with other groups at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to implement best practices to improve the quality of care delivered to children in the Children's Hospital healthcare network.

Our Mission

CPCE's mission is to discover and spread knowledge about best practices in pediatric disease by facilitating, organizing and centralizing the performance of clinical effectiveness research, the mentoring of fellows and faculty in clinical effectiveness research, and the dissemination and implementation of research findings.

Collaboration With CPCE

The purpose of our Web site is to enhance our ability to collaborate with all interested researchers. Here you will find information about our seminar series, Pilot Grant Program, mentoring and teaching programs, and calendar of events, as well as resources for investigators (such as our data services and grants database). If you are interested in what CPCE has to offer, but cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact center manager, Debra Hillman, at hillman@email.chop.edu.