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Grantees 1999-2000

Center of Excellence

James J. Menegazzi, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
$250,000 over 3 years Electocardiograph Waveform-Guided Defibrillation and Neuroprotective Resuscitation after Prolonged Cardiac Arrest
Underwriter: Genentech, Inc.

Career Development

David Magid, MD, MPH
UCHSC Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
ED Visits as a Marker for Sub-optimal Asthma Primary Care
Underwriter: Eli Lilly and Company

John G. Younger, MD, MS
University of Michigan
Interleukin-8 Ligand-Receptor Kinetics During Partial Liquid Ventilation
Underwriter: Rhone-Poulenc Rorer

Research Fellowship

Kathryn Craig, MD
University of Michigan Medical Center
Complement Expression by Rabbit Heart Following Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation

James D. Martin, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Brain Calpain Activity Following Transient Global Ischemia
Underwriter: EmCare, Inc.

Christopher A. Lipinski, MD
Wayne State University
Brain Ischemia and Reperfusion: Identification of eIF2a Kinases
Underwriter: SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Ashok K. Subramanian, MD
Wayne State University
Identification of Neuronal eIFa Kinases by Antisense Strategies

Established Investigator

Brian J. O'Neil, MD, FACEP
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Effect of FK-506 on Post-Ischemic Brain eIF2-alpha Phosphorylation and Protein Synthesis

Resident Research

Robert H. Birkhahn, MD
New York Methodist Hospital
The Utility of Serum Markers of Smooth Muscle Destruction in Predicting Ectopic Pregnancy
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jon A. Buras, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression in Myocardial Ischemia
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Matthew T. Keadey, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hemoglobin Bovine-Oxygen Carrier Versus 3% Hetastarch in the Treatment of Severe Uncontrolled Hemorrhagic Shock
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Gene Ma, MD
University of California, San Diego
Using Ultrasound to Assist and Verify Endotracheal Intubation
Underwriter: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Allen Smolenski, MD, MBA
MetroHealth Medical Center
Effect of Physician Directed Education and Bicycle Helmet Giveaway Program on Bicycle Helmet Usage and Attitudes Among a Diverse Population of Elementary School Aged Children
Underwriter: Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Riggs Family/EMF Health Policy

Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Emergency Medicine
Predicting Emergency Department Use in Medicaid Enrolled Newborns

EMF/SAEM Medical Student Research

Wende Reenstra-Buras, PhD - William Spivey Grant Recipient
Boston University
Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Diabetic Wound Healing

Melissa J. Lynch
Thomas Jefferson University
Serum Nitric Oxide Levels in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Acute Asthma

Caitlin Reed
Massachusetts General Hospital
Prevalence and Understanding of Asthma Action Plans Among Emergency Department Patients

Benjamin Sun
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Determinants of Emergency Care Satisfaction and Willingness to Return

EMF/SAEM Innovation in Medical Education

Richard Levitan, MD, FACEP
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Use of Videoimaging to Evaluate External Laryngeal Manipulation and Improve Airway Visualization During Endotracheal Intubation


Janet Alteveer, MD, FACEP and Denise Viscuso, RN
The Cooper Health System
Colposcopy and Genital Trauma in the Sexual Assault Evidentiary Examination

Alan B. Storrow, MD, FACEP and Catherine A. Hamilton, RN, MPH
University of Cincinnati
The Use of an Emergency-Based Observation Unit to Identify a

Creativity & Innovation in Emergency Medicine

Aaron Hexdall, MD
Emergency Care Institute, New York University
The Incidence and Severity of Laboratory Thiamine Deficiency in Emergency Department Patients