Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN)

pican_logo.jpgPICAN was established in 2013 as a service of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's of Alabama.

Mission – To provide the best available comprehensive multi-disciplinary clinical care, education and research for children with acute kidney injury and neonates with kidney disease

Vision – By improving our understanding and disseminating knowledge, the center will improve the outcomes of neonates and children with kidney disease throughout the world.

To achieve its mission, PICAN has adopted a three-pronged model that focuses on excellence in:

Clinical Care

  • Provide state-of-the-art comprehensive care
  • Maintain excellence in care at every level (bedside, dialyis, ICU)
  • Perform quality assessment and improvement
  • Innovate


  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Faculty
  • Bedside nurses
  • Dialysis staff
  • Outside institutions
  • Research teams


  • Provide infrastructure to conduct innovative research on pediatric and neonatal acute kidney injury
  • Success to be measured by:
  • Grants/contracts
  • Abstracts to national meetings
  • Speaking engagements
  • Original manuscripts
  • Reviews/book chapters