Current Grantees

Each year, the Emergency  Medicine Foundation awards grants to research projects that improve the practice of emergency medicine, that fund gaps in current emergency medicine research and that define the trends in our specialty.

Because of generous donors like you, EMF will award $1,681,395 in clinical and health policy grants during 2017-2018. Throughout our 45-year history, EMF has provided more than $15 million in funding to help enhance emergency medicine practice, develop successful emergency physician investigators and improve patient care. Please continue to include EMF in your philanthropic efforts. 

Past Grantees 

EMF EMBRS Scholarship Winners 


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


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


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/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, BS, MPH

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