Children’s Hospital Colorado

Since C. Henry Kempe wrote the seminal article “The Battered Child Syndrome” in 1962, the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect have been leaders in the care of children and families experiencing violence and maltreatment.  Our six network sites provide more than 150,000 pediatric ED visits and more than 250 in-person Child Protection Team consultations per year, and we are the only Level 1 pediatrics trauma center for a 7-state region.  

Site PI: Dan Lindberg

Dan Lindberg has previously led two of the largest prospective networks to study testing and treatment for children with concern for child physical abuse.  The Using Liver Transaminases to Recognize Abuse (ULTRA) and Examining Siblings To Recognize Abuse (ExSTRA) research networks determined best practices for several types of occult injury testing, and brought attention to the fact that violence often affects a family rather than a single child.  He completed his residency in general emergency medicine, and fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.  As chair of the CAPNET Steering Committee, Dr. Lindberg seeks to facilitate the use of CAPNET data across multiple projects, and to foster the development of junior, mid-career and senior investigators who focus on child maltreatment.  He can be reached at daniel.lindberg@cuanschutz.edu

Node Coordinator: Ligia Batista-Silverman

Ms. Batista-Silverman has led the development of Node 1 and the larger CAPNET network since its inception.  Focusing on data coordination, common data element development, and compliance issues, Ms. Batista-Silverman is available to assist nodal investigators at LIGIA.BATISTASILVERMAN@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU

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