Pediatric Research Journal | November 3rd, 2021

News from Pediatric Research – October 2021

ARI 2023 Call for Proposals

The Editors-in-Chief of Pediatric Research announce the topic of the 2023 Annual Review Issue, entitled "The emerging role of artificial intelligence, big data analysis and precision medicine in Pediatrics."

The significance of the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in Pediatric Medicine such as machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing is emerging. Big data are extremely large datasets like minute-to-minute monitoring of vital signs, "omics" data (e.g., genomics, metabolomics, proteomics), environmental and lifestyle-related factors, socio-demographics, and data from standardized electronic health records (EHRs) or precision medicine platforms. Big data analysis by AI may facilitate identification of novel genotypes or phenotypes leading to personalized, targeted therapy, support clinical decision tools and identify unknown risk factors for childhood diseases.

For this review issue of Pediatric Research, the editors are seeking review articles examining the critical roles of AI, big data analysis and precision medicine that will set the stage for the future of Pediatrics and innovative research in the field.

This is an excellent opportunity for junior faculty to pair up with senior mentors to develop these reviews!

Please note that standard publication page fees are waived for manuscripts included in the Annual Review Issue!

Letters of intent should include a proposed title and be sent to by November 5th 2021. Please include "ARI 2023 Proposal" in the subject line.


2022 Editor Apprenticeship Program

Deadline for nominations: November 15th, 2021

The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are excited to announce their fourth year of the Editorial Apprenticeship program. This program is designed for early career investigators to gain experience and develop skills necessary for membership on an editorial board. Dr. Bearer and Dr. Molloy will be selecting two individuals each year to participate in this new program. The selectees will be invited to join the Editorial Board meeting at a PAS meeting and/or an EAPS/jENS meeting, travel expenses covered. Exemplary Editorial Apprentices may be invited to join the Editorial Board after their completion of the apprenticeship program.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Academic rank at the Associate Professor Level or higher
2. Has published more than 25 peer reviewed articles
3. Has reviewed for Pediatric Research
    a. Alternately: has reviewed more than 10 articles
4. Membership in APS, ESPR, or SPR preferred

Please submit nominations detailing the above information and CV to and note that the nomination is for the 2022 Editor Apprenticeship Program.


2022 Travel Awards - Call for Nominations

Deadline for nominations: November 30th, 2021

The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are inviting nominations for the 2022 Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators. Winners of the Travel Award will receive a $2,500 travel stipend for reimbursement to travel either to an upcoming PAS meeting (in Denver, Colorado April 2022) or ESPR meeting (in Barcelona, Spain October 2022). Winners would have up to two years to use this grant for one of these meetings.

Nominations should be authors of articles published in the print editions of Pediatric Research during calendar year 2021, who are "Early Career Investigators".

Travel Awardees must be:
1. No more than 7 years from first faculty appointment; and
2. Have done majority of the work on the original research article; and
3. Be first or senior author of the original research article.

Please submit nominations to and note that the nomination is for the 2022 Travel Awards. Please also include if you are a member of APS, SPR or ESPR.