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Grantees 1998-1999

Center of Excellence

Gabor D. Kelen, MD
Johns Hopkins University
$250,000 over 3 years
Create an Emergency Medicine Center for the Study of Health Services and Policy
Underwriter: Genentech, Inc.

Career Development

Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACEP
Thomas Jefferson University
Role of Oxygen-Derived Free Radicals in Hypercholesterolemia-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction and Subsequent Myocardial Ischemia Injury
Underwriter: Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Research Fellowship

Kevin Curtis, MD
George Washington University
Modification of Oxidative Neuronal Apoptosis/Necrosis by Hyperbaric Oxygen
Underwriter: Whitehall-Robins Healthcare

Christopher A. Lipinski, MD
Wayne State University
Brain Ischemia and Reperfusion: Identification of eIF-2a Kinases
Underwriter: Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Resident Research

Brigitte M. Baumann, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Treatment of Cocaine-Associated Myocardial Ischemia
Underwriter: Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Jon A. Buras, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 mRNA Expression in an In-Vitro model of Endothelial Cell Ischemia/Reperfusion
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

James R. Jacobs, MD, PhD
Carolinas Medical Center
Effect of Adjuvant Use of O-Desulfated (Nonanticoagulant) Heparin on Survival and Cardiac Function Following Crystalloid Resuscitation from Acute Lethal Hemorrhage
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Richard McLaughlin, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Reduction of Cardiac Reperfusion Injury by Antioxidant Cocktail in the Isolated Rat Heart
Underwriter: Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Katerina T. Parmele, MD
University of Pittsburgh
The Effects of Geldanamycin on Heat Shock Protein Expression in the Rat Hippocampus After Cardiac Arrest and Return of Spontaneous Circulation
Underwriter: Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Riggs Family/EMF Health Policy

David J. Magid, MD, MPH
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Colorado Permanente Medical Group
The Association Between Insurance Coverage and Delays to Care for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

EMF/SAEM Medical Student Research

Hima Prabhakar
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center
Are Endogenous Mediators Predictive of Fever Source, Severe Sepsis, or Short Term Outcome in HIV Patients Presenting to an Acute Care Setting with Fever of Unclear Source?

Jason Huffman
Thomas Jefferson University
Effect of Peroxynitrite on Myocardial Reperfusion Injury in Vivo

Wende Ruth Reenstra, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Cellular Proliferation

EMF/SAEM Innovation in Medical Education

Kevin Michael Baumlin, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Emergency Medicine CyberSchool: Computer Assisted Instruction on the Internet as a Teaching Tool

Amber Crowley and Richard Aghababian, MD, FACEP
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Physical Diagnosis in the Emergency Department: An Innovative Method to Enhance Skills Acquisition for Medical Students

Janet M. Williams, MD, FACEP
West Virginia University
Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Department


Jane Brice, MD and Debbie Travers, RN, MSN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health Literacy Among Spanish-Speaking Patients in the ED

Creativity & Innovation in Emergency Medicine

Justin Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule - 1 as a Prognostic Indicator in Patients with Suspected Myocardial Ischemia

T. Paul Tran, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Reversing Metoprolol-Induced Myocardial Depression via a Non-Adrenergic Mechanism with Enoximone