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COVID-19 Grant Recipients

The Emergency Medicine Foundation is proud to announce our COVID-19 research grantees. Through donations contributed to the EMF Endowment Fund from ACEP members and the generous contributions from McDonalds Corporation and the Medtronic Giving Connection, EMF awarded $163,967 in grant funding to further the medical community's understanding of and response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.


John Purakal, MD, MSc
COVID-19 Research Grant

Dr. Purakal, of Duke University - Division of Emergency Medicine, was awarded $50,000 for his project titled "Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Infection in North Carolina: A Geospatial and Qualitative Analysis."

Janice Blanchard, MD, PhD
COVID-19 Research Grant

Dr. Blanchard, of George Washington University, was awarded $38,777 for her project titled "An Evaluation of Stressors related to COVID-19 In Emergency Medicine Physicians."

Amyna Husain, DO and Daniel Hindman, MD, MPH
COVID-19 Research Grant

Dr. Husain (pictured) and Dr. Daniel Hindman, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, were awarded $24,920 for their project titled "Pediatric Patient Characteristics and Their Associations with Screening, Receipt of COVID-19 Testing and Management within the Johns Hopkins Health System Enterprise."

Felipe Teran, MD, FACEP
COVID-19 Research Grant

Dr. Teran, of the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded $50,000 for his project titled "Prognostic Value of Point of Care Cardiac and Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19–CLUSCO Study."

How you can help continue to support COVID-19 research:

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Corporations can donate to EMF research by contacting Peggy Brock.

Honor Someone you Love with a Memorial or Tribute gift:
Consider making a donation or purchase a brick paver in the EMF Plaza at ACEP Headquarters to offer a lasting legacy of your loved one or to honor their contributions to helping those in need. Contact Tanya Downing today.

The following are new tax incentives allowed for individual contributions made to Charitable Organizations during 2020:

  • Individual taxpayers claiming the standard deduction may claim a charitable deduction of up to $300.
  • Individual taxpayers who itemize may deduct the full amount of their contributions without regard to taxable income.
  • During 2020, corporate taxpayers may claim deductions up to 25% of taxable income (increased from 10%). Companies can also partner with EMF to conduct charitable cause marketing campaigns to benefit EMF.