Emergency Medicine

Research Overview


2018-2019 was a very productive year for faculty and resident research. The faculty and residents had multiple publications, abstracts, and presentations over the course of the year. We have many ongoing projects in the areas of infectious disease, clinical operations, EMS, and resident/medical student education, several of which are grant funded. Please see the full list of studies for further details.

Due to our department’s ongoing involvement with EMERGEncy ID Net: An emergency department–based emerging infections sentinel network, we have had the opportunity to work on several large multi-center grant funded trials in the past few years. Our past participation in a large multi-center trial, Strategies using Off-patent antibiotics for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (“STOP-MRSA”), led to multiple publications for Dr. Mark Steele and the team.  The sentinel paper in New England Journal of Medicine 2016 was recently named as one of 50 landmark papers every acute care surgeon should know. Multiple faculty had publications and national/international presentations including Drs Carney, Gaddis, Hillman, Inboriboon, and Sullivan.

Our residents continue to do a scholarly project and our graduating PGY-3 residents recently presented their projects on Senior Research Day. As always, they did an outstanding job. Dr. Liliya Kraynov was awarded the Elenbaas Award for the most exceptional presentation on “Use of C-Collars in Trauma Patients and Associated Outcomes ”. Our PGY-1 class also develops a case report for presentation at an annual “Case Report Day” that began in the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr Karl Hesson was awarded the 2019 Gaddis Case Report Award 2019 for his excellent presentation on “Strongyloides Pneumonia”.  Multiple residents have presented abstracts both regionally and nationally in the past few years and we look forward to ongoing success.