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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 2018-2019, EMF will award almost $1M 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.

2018-2019 EMF Grantees

Laura G. Burke, MD, MPH, FACEP
EMF/ACEP Value of Emergency Care

Dr. Burke was awarded an EMF/ACEP Value of Emergency Care Grant for $150,000. She will work on her project titled “Trends in the Cost and Quality of Emergency Care” at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Jessica Galarraga, MD, MPH
EMF Early Career Research Development

Dr. Galarraga was awarded the EMF Early Career Research Development Grant for $149,951 over two years. She will work on her project titled “Impact of Global Budgeting & Pay-for-Performance Incentives on Emergency Care Delivery” at the MedStar Health Research Institute.

Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD, MHS, FACEP
EMF/EMAF Clinical Intensity

Dr. Schuur was awarded an EMF/EMAF Clinical Intensity Grant for $50,000. He will work on his project titled “Changes in the Burden and Workforce of Emergency Care in the US” at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS
EMF Clinical Intensity

Dr. Lin was awarded an EMF Clinical Intensity Grant for $50,000. She will work on her project titled “Evaluating ED Clinical Work Intensity and the Shift from Inpatient to Outpatient Care” at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Amber K. Sabbatini, MD
EMF Health Policy Research

Dr. Sabbatini was awarded the EMF Health Policy Research Grant for $50,000. She will work on her project titled “Consumer Driven Health Plans in the ED: Implications for Quality and Costs” at the University of Washington.

Vijay C. Kannan, MD
EMF Pilot Research

Dr. Kannan was awarded an EMF Pilot Research Grant for $50,000. He will work on his project titled “Pilot of a Novel World Health Organization Trauma Data Initiative” at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Philip Mudd, MD, PhD
EMF Pilot Research

Dr. Mudd was awarded an EMF Pilot Research Grant for $50,000. He will work on his project titled “Evaluating the Impact of T Cell Responses Directed Against Influenza Virus” at the Washington University.

Paul Musey, MD, MS, FACEP
EMF Pilot Research

Dr. Musey was awarded an EMF Pilot Research Grant for $50,000. He will work on his project titled “SMS Messaging Follow-up Evaluation for Subjects with Low-Risk Chest Pain Associated with Low-Rick Chest Pain Associated with Anxiety” at Indiana University.

Margaret E. Samuels-Kalow, MD, MPhil, MSHP
EMF Pilot Research

Dr. Samuels-Kalow was awarded an EMF Pilot Research Grant for $49,380. She will work on her project titled “Unmet Social Needs in the Emergency Department” at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mira Mamtani, MD, MSEd
EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Research

Dr. Mamtani was awarded an EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant for $25,000. She will work on her project titled “The Gender Gap: A multi-site, mixed method study exploring gender differences in feedback to EM trainees” at the University of Pennsylvania.

Arvin R. Akhavan, MD
EMF/EMRA Resident Research

Dr. Akhavan was awarded an EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant for $9,200. He will work on his project titled “Assessing the Prognostic Value of Lactate Levels In The Presence Of Ethanol” at the University of Washington.

Cosby G. Arnold, MD, MPH
EMF/EMRA Resident Research

Dr. Arnold was awarded an EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant for $9,140. She will work on her project titled “Use of the Pulse Oximeter Plethysmograph Waveform to Measure Ankle-Brachial Index” at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Morgan R. Bobb, BS
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research

Ms. Bobb was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant for $5,000. She will work on her project titled “Rural Pediatric Trauma Undertriage: A Statewide Administrative Data Pilot Project” at the University of Iowa - Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

Katherine Goldsmith, BA
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research

Ms. Goldsmith was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant for $5,000. She will work on her project titled “Effect of Tadalafil on Reepithelialization of Partial Thickness Porcine Burns” at Stony Brook University.

William L. Scheving, ScB
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research

Mr. Scheving was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled “Examining Emergency Department Delays for Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke” Vanderbilt University.

Christopher Zalesky, BS
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research

Mr. Zalesky was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled “Improving ED care for Patients with a Possible mTBI using Clinical Decision Support” at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Anthony J. Hackett, DO
Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop

Dr. Hackett was awarded an EMF Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop Grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled “Ketamine for the Treatment of Primary Headache in the Emergency Department vs. Standard Therapy with Metoclopramide” at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.