Current Grantees

Each year, the Emergency  Medicine Foundation awards grants to research projects that improve the practice of emergency medicine, that fund gaps in current emergency medicine research and that define the trends in our specialty.

Because of generous donors like you, EMF will award $1,681,395 in clinical and health policy grants during 2017-2018. Throughout our 45-year history, EMF has provided more than $15 million in funding to help enhance emergency medicine practice, develop successful emergency physician investigators and improve patient care. Please continue to include EMF in your philanthropic efforts. 

Past Grantees 

EMF EMBRS Scholarship Winners 

 

EMF/EMAF Health Policy Research Scholar

Laura G. Burke, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

$200,000 over two years

Measuring Quality of Emergency Care: Do Process Measures Correlate with Patient Outcomes?

 

EMF Research Fellowship

Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, FACEP 

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

$150,000 over two years

Implementation of a Novel Prehospital Shock Care Intervention in a Resource Constrained African Setting

 

EMF Patient Centered Outcome Research Grant

Laura Walker, MD 

Mayo Clinic

$100,000 over two years

Shared Decision Making to Improve Goals of Care Discussions in Elderly Emergency Department Patients

 

EMF Career Development Grant

Alexandra Weissman, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

$50,000

Diagnostic Tool Development to Improve Pneumonia Detection in Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome

 

EMF/HFSA Heart Failure Young Investigator Mentored Grant

Candace McNaughton, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

$80,000

Biochemical assessment of medication adherence among patients with heart failure in clinic and the emergency department

 

Stephen Greene, MD

Duke University Medical Center

$80,000

Comparison of Dyspnea Measurement Instruments in Acute Heart Failure

 

Makini Chisolm-Straker, MD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

$50,000

Clinical Detection of Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department: A Tool Validation Study

 

EMF Health Policy Research Grant

Korilyn Zachrison, MD, MSc

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

$49,955

A national study of telemedicine use in US Emergency Departments: understanding barriers to implementation

 

EMF Pilot Project

Jeremiah Hinson, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

$50,000

Reducing Harm from Acute Kidney Injury through Predictive Modeling and Data-Driven Clinical Decision Support

 

Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS 

Yale University

$49,998

Developing an Emergency Department Based Intervention to Prevent Opioid Overdose: Listening to Patient Voices

 

Alexander Limkakeng, MD, MHSc, FACEP 

Duke University

$49,959

MicroRNAs to Identify Myocardial Ischemia During Stress Testing In The Emergency

 

EMF/SAEM GEMSSTAR Grant Award

Kei Ouchi, MD

Harvard Brigham and Women’s

$12,500 over two years

Identifying and Empowering Older Adults with Serious Illness to Formulate their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department

 

John P Haran, MD, FACEP

University of Massachusetts Medical School

$12,500 over two years

Study of the Intestinal Microbiome, Antimicrobial Use, and Clostridium difficile Infections in Long-term Care Facility Residents

 

Elizabeth M Goldberg, MD, FACEP

Brown/Rhode Island Hospital

$12,500 over two years

GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute & Post-acute Care Coordination Program for Fall Prevention in the Emergency Department


EMF/CORD Education Research Grant

Katherine Hiller, MD MPH, FACEP 

The University of Arizona

$25,000

A multi-institutional online database for implementation and validation of the National Clinical Assessment Tool for Emergency Medicine: a consensus-derived tool for clinical assessment of medical students in Emergency Medicine

 

Arlene Chung, MD, MACM

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

$24,999

Using a Clinical Dashboard to Empower Resident Education: Does Incorporating Objective Feedback into Semi-Annual Evaluations Improve Insight and Impact Clinical Behaviors Among Residents?

 

EMF/Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Grant

Dalia Alwasiyah, MD 

Carolinas Medical Center

$9,868

Urinary Gadolinium Levels: A Possible Indicator of Long-Term Retention after Contrast Enhanced MRIs

 

EMF/SEMPA Team Grant

Aaron J. Cronin, DSc PA-C and Michael Perreault, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center

$20,000

Accuracy of Physician Assistants in Diagnosing Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis after Focused Ultrasound Training

 

EMF/NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorders Science Dissemination

Michael Chary, MD, PhD

 

New York Presbyterian-Queens

$11,840.00

Using Artificial Intelligence to Synthesize and Disseminate Substance Use Disorder Research


Ryan Marino, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

$12,000.00

Increasing Utilization of Take Home Naloxone Program for At-Risk Emergency Department Patients using Computerized Clinical Decision Support


EMF/EMRA Quality Improvement/Delivery Innovation Resident Research Grant

Avi Baehr, MD

Denver Health Medical Center

$10,000

Quality of emergency care provided by hospital-affiliated freestanding emergency departments

 

Jessica Singh, MD

Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine

$10,000

Time-interrupted Quality Improvement Interventions to Improve the Timeliness of Pain Medication Delivery for Acute Fractures in the Emergency Department

 

EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Katherine Buck, MD 

Ohio State University

$9,920

Older Adult Emergency Department Patients with Dyspnea: Epidemiology and Improved Diagnostic Strategies

 

Erica Valdovinos, MD

Alameda Health System Highland Hospital

$9,994

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act and the Expansion of Medicaid on Racial Disparities in Coronary Reperfusion after Acute Myocardial Infarction

 

Alexander Janke, BS, MPH

Wayne State University

$6,658

Effect of State Medicaid Expansion Programs and Patient Insurance Status on Hospital Admission Rates and Chest Pain Testing Utilization

 

EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Cheryl Zogg, MSPH, MHS 

Yale School of Medicine

$5,000

Understanding Emergency Medicine Providers' Perceptions of the ACA in a Renewed Era of Healthcare Reform: National Survey and Qualitative Mixed-Methods Approach

 

Alicia Lu and Meredith Adamo

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

$5,000

Understanding High Utilization of the Emergency Department: An Interview Study

 

Krista Carlson, MS

Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation

$5,000

Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During Adult Procedural Sedation: A Pilot Study

 
 

EMF Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Grant 

 
Neeraj Chhabra, MD

John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County

$5,000

Adjunctive 5% lidocaine patches in the treatment of acute non-radicular low back pain in patients discharged from the emergency department