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Carlos Arturo Camargo Jr., Dr.P.H., M.D.

TitleProfessor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
326 Cambridge, Suite 410
Emergency Medicine Network
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-5276
Fax617/724-4050
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TitleProfessor in the Department of Epidemiology
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology


 Mentoring 
 current student opportunities
Available: 12/07/12, Expires: 08/31/14

Bronchiolitis is the most common cause of infant hospitalization in the US. Small cohort studies suggest that up to 50% of children with severe bronchiolitis (as defined by the need for hospitalization) will develop recurrent wheezing and later asthma. Despite this strong association, it remains unclear which children with severe bronchiolitis will develop recurrent wheezing. The project on which the RA will work is a NIH-funded, prospective, multicenter cohort study of 1,000 children with severe bronchiolitis. The specific aims are: 1) To examine the association between infectious etiology, illness severity, and CCL5 level and the development of recurrent wheezing by age 3 years; 2) To examine the association between the child's vitamin D status and recurrent wheezing; and 3) To combine these clinical and laboratory data to create a state-of-the-art childhood wheezing index (WIND) to identify children with severe bronchiolitis who are at higher risk of developing recurrent wheezing.

Data collection for this cohort includes reviews of relevant medical records from primary care, emergency department, and inpatient settings. The RA’s primary role will be to obtain and review medical records for the study, an essential component of the project. The RA will be responsible for maintaining a manual that documents protocol decisions made about chart abstraction. The RA will have the opportunity to become involved with data analysis and manuscript preparation, if interested. See www.emnet-usa.org for more information about the EMNet Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; see www.windstudy.org for more information about the study.

 completed student projects
Asthma Action Plans and Education in the Emergency Department
Part Time/Continuation, 10/01/98 - 05/20/99
Survey of the Usage of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Among Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department
Summer, 06/24/02 - 08/16/02
US Emergency Department Visits for Alcohol-related Diseases and Injuries
Part Time/Continuation, 09/01/01 - 12/31/01
Epidemiology of Asthma and COPD in Nurses' Health Study
Part Time, 02/01/01 - 06/15/01
Survey of the Usae of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Among Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department PASTEUR
Summer, 06/25/01 - 08/17/01
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