Current Grantees

Each year EMF invests in research projects that improve the practice of emergency medicine that fund gaps in current emergency medicine and patient care.

In 2017-2018, EMF will award $1,681,395 in clinical and health policy grants. Throughout our history, EMF has provided more than $16 million in funding to develop successful emergency physician investigators and improve practice and patient care. 


Past Grantees 

EMF EMBRS Scholarship Winners 


EMF-GE Research Challenge Winners

Joshua S. Broder, MD, FACEP

Duke University School of Medicine


3D Augmented Ultrasound for Identification of Abdominal/Pelvic Traumatic  Hemorrhagic Shock


Douglas A. Blank, MD

The Royal Women's Hospital and Monash University, Australia


The Description of Lung Ultrasound from Initial Neonatal Transition in Extremely Preterm Infants


Mark Favot, MD, FACEP

Wayne State University


The Impact of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation on Left Ventricular Strain in Acute HF


Andrew Liteplo, MD, FACEP

Massachusetts General Hospital


Carotid Ultrasound in Sepsis and Hypotension (CUSH)


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


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


EMF/HFSA Novartis Heart Failure Young Investigator Mentored Grant

Candace McNaughton, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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


Stephen Greene, MD

Duke University Medical Center


Comparison of Dyspnea Measurement Instruments in Acute Heart Failure


Makini Chisolm-Straker, MD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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


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


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


Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS 

Yale University


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


Alexander Limkakeng, MD, MHSc, FACEP 

Duke University


MicroRNAs to Identify Myocardial Ischemia During Stress Testing In The Emergency



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


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


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


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


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


Using Artificial Intelligence to Synthesize and Disseminate Substance Use Disorder Research

Ryan Marino, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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


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


Jessica Singh, MD

Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine


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


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


Erica Valdovinos, MD

Alameda Health System Highland Hospital


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


Alexander Janke, MD

Wayne State University


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


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


Understanding High Utilization of the Emergency Department: An Interview Study


Krista Carlson, MS

Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation


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


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