In addition to helping schools start and sustain automated external defibrillator programs, Project ADAM also is involved in research.
Using information from member schools, Project ADAM staff has developed a database of AED programs and sudden cardiac events. Best practices are being researched to further improve school programs.
In addition, researching sudden cardiac events may lead to better identification of risk factors and prevention of such events. Stuart Berger, MD, medical director of Cardiology and Project ADAM at the Herma Heart Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and a team of pediatric cardiologists and health professionals are nationally renowned experts on sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents.