Ericka Fink, MD, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, was recently awarded a grant for "PANGEA - DC" by the Laerdal Foundation. This study will survey the epidemiology, interventions, outcomes, and barriers to emergency and supportive care for children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in resource poor settings. The parent study for this newly award project is PANGEA.
The Collaborators and Site PIs for PANGEA-DC are Drs. von Arnim, Kumar, and Musa-Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Newton in Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Wilson in Wenchi Methodist Hospital and Nkoranza St. Theresa Hospital, Ghana. Dr. Meaney in Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana. Dr Augusto Quevedo Velez, MD in San Vicente Fundacion Hospital Infantil, Medellin, Columbia. Dr. Fink would like to thank Derek Angus MD, MPH and Robert Tasker, MBBS, MD for their mentorship.