Emergency Medicine

Research Overview


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2019-2020 was another productive year for faculty and resident research. The faculty and residents had multiple publications, abstracts, and presentations over the course of the year. Support from our Research Director Dr. Gaddis, and our three amazing study coordinators has been key to our success. 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. Multiple faculty had publications and national presentations accepted including Drs Algren, Carney, Ellison, Gaddis, Hillman, Sullivan, and Stubbs.

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. We are currently participating in   the CDC funded PROJECT COVERED : a public health surveillance project to measure the risk of COVID-19 acquisition by front-line emergency department personnel in 20 academic US medical centers and identify ways to reduce that risk. This project was developed as a collaboration between EMERGEncy IDNet, and the National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR), the largest prospective emergency department-based airway network.

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. Ashley Borden was awarded the Elenbaas Award for her exceptional presentation on EMS Disaster Awareness. The 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 Hunter Winstead was awarded the Gaddis Case Report Award for 2020 for his interesting presentation on Headache and Recurrent Syncope.  Multiple residents have presented abstracts both regionally and nationally in the past few years and we look forward to ongoing success.