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Grantees 1997-1998

Center of Excellence

Mark G. Angelos, MD, FACEP
Ohio State University 
$250,000 over 3 years
Studies in Myocardial Metabolism During Ischemia and Reperfusion
Underwriter: Genentech, Inc.

Career Development

Jonathon M. Sullivan, MD
Wayne State University
Effects of Insulin on Suppressed Cerebral Protein Synthesis During Post-Ischemic Reperfusion
Underwriter: Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.

Research Fellowship

Frederick Beddingfield, MD
UCLA Emergency Medicine Center
Evaluation of Appropriateness and Outcomes of Delayed Care of Emergency Department Patients - A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
Underwriter: Team Health

James M. Leaming, MD
SUNY Health Science Center
Influence of Prenatal Nicotine or Cocaine on Early Postnatal Cardiorespiratory Responses to Hypoxia:
Implications for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Underwriter: SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Mark D. Scheatzle, MD
Center for Emergency Medicine
The Evaluation of Biphasic Transthoracic Defibrillation in an Animal Model of Prolonged Ventricular Fibrillation
Underwriter: Whitehall-Robins

Resident Research

Kelly Abbrescia, DO
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Effects of Adenosine Antagonism on Hemorrhagic Shock
Underwriter: Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Brent R. Asplin, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Capnographic Trend Analysis as an Early Predictor of Outcomes in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Kelly Bookman, MD and Krystaleah Lindsay, MD
Cook County Hospital
Creatine Phosphokinase Predicts Ectopic Pregnancy
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Po Huang, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Characterizing the Effects of 21-Aminosteroid Antioxidants on HSP70 and AP-1 Gene Expression After Neuronal Stress
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Paul T. Ishimine, MD
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Finger Chest Compressions Versus Two Thumb Compressions with Thoracic Squeeze in a Swine Model of Infant Cardiac Arrest
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

EMF/SAEM Medical Student Research

Jason Byers
University of Pittsburgh
How Does the Antagonism of Glucocorticoid Receptors with Mifepristone Affect the Expression of hsp-70 in GT 1-7 Cells Exposed to Oxidative Stress?
Underwriter: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Nathan C. Hall, PhD
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Protection from Loss of Enzyme Activity and Cell Necrosis Following Treatment with a Phenylnitrone Spin Trap in Experimental Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Underwriter: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Christopher Hogan
Georgetown University Medical Center
Value of Thoracic Bioimpedance in Acute Pulmonary Edema in Comparison to Chest Radiographs
Underwriter: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

EMF/SAEM Innovation in Medical Education

William P. Burdick, MD, FACEP
Allegheny University
Longitudinal Clinical Skills Assessment of Emergency Medicine Residents

Andrew D. Perron, MD and Jeffrey A. Kline, MD
Carolinas Medical Center
Blood Can Be Very Bad: A Mnemonic to Improve the Accuracy of Cranial CT Interpretation by the Emergency Physician

Jeffrey A. Tabas, MD
UCLA - Olive Medical Center
A Curriculum to Enhance Evaluation of Cervical Spine Radiography
Underwriter: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


Gregory L. Larkin, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP and Susan Mathias, BSN, RN
Emergency Medical Association of Pittsburgh
Effect of Multimedia Patient Discharge Instructions on Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients with Acute Lower Extremity Injuries: A Prospective, Randomized, Experimental Trial

Bernard L. Lopez, MD, FACEP and Linda Davis-Moon, BSN
Thomas Jefferson University
The Evaluation of Nitric Oxide During the ED Treatment of Acute Vasoocclusive Sickle Cell Crisis

Creativity & Innovation in Emergency Medicine

Mary Ann Cooper MD, FACEP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Lightning Injury - Development of an Animal Model

Community Hospital in Emergency Medicine

Eliot Jekowsky, PhD, MD, FACEP
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Simulation Based Design of Emergency Department Operations

David P. Milzman, MD, FACEP
Providence Hospital
The Use of Noninvasive Continuous Hemodynamic Monitoring in the Resuscitation of Patients with Acute Congestive Heart Failure Throughout Hospitalization