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Current Grantees

Since our beginnings in 1972, the Emergency Medicine Foundation has been committed to investing in innovative clinical and health policy research projects that improve the practice of emergency medicine and patient care.  

In 2019-2020, EMF will award nearly $1M in clinical and health policy grants. Throughout our history, EMF has provided more than $17 million in funding to emergency physician researchers on the frontlines of providing quality care to the over 130 million people who visit the emergeny room each year. 

When you donate to EMF, your gift is helping to fund projects carefully selected by our Scientific Review Committee that focus on improving patient outcomes and advancing the speciality of Emergency Medicine.  

2019-2020 EMF Grantees

Ryan McCormack, MD, MS
Mid-Career Research Development Grant

Dr. McCormack was awarded the Mid-Career Research Development grant for $248,799 over two years. He will work on his project titled "Rapid Induction of Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department" at NYU Langone Health.

Matthew Augustine, MD, MS
VA Fellow to Faculty Career Grant

Dr. Augustine was awarded the VA Fellow to Faculty Career grant for $200,000 over two years. He will work on his project titled "Using Regional Information Exchanges to Understand VHA and Non-VHA ED Utilization" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, James J Peter VA Medical Center.

Kristen Mueller, MD
EMF/AFFIRM Early Career Research Development Grant

Dr. Mueller was awarded the EMF/AFFIRM Early Career Research Development grant for $150,000 over two years. She will work on her project titled "Firearm Injuries and Recidivism at St. Louis Level I Trauma Hospitals" at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS
Pilot Research Grant

Dr. Boatright was awarded a Pilot Research grant for $50,000. He will work on his project titled "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Emergency Medicine Residency Milestone Evaluation" at Yale University.

Jeffrey Riddell, MD
EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant

Dr. Riddell was awarded an EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Research grant for $25,000. He will work on his project titled "A Qualitative Exploration of Trust and Credibility Judgments in Educational Podcasts" at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Michael Gottlieb, MD
EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Starter Grant

Dr. Gottlieb was awarded the EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Starter grant for $10,000. He will work on his project titled "The Impact of Driving on Podcast Knowledge Acquisition and Retention Among Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians" at Rush University Medical Center.

Cynthia Peng, MD
EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Starter Grant

Dr. Peng was awarded an EMF/CORD Emergency Medicine Education Starter grant for $10,000. She will work on her project titled "Use of an Online Simulation Platform for Assessing Entrustable Professional Activities During Transition into Residency" at Stanford University.

Daniel Nogee, MD
EMF/Medical Toxicology Foundation

Dr. Nogee was awarded the EMF/Medical Toxicology Foundation grant for $10,000. He will work on his project titled "Machine Learning Enhanced Diagnosis of Toxic Exposures" at Yale University.

Nicklaus Ashburn, MD
EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Dr. Ashburn was awarded the EMF/EMRA Resident Research grant for $10,000. He will work on his project titled "Integrating Cutting-Edge Biomarkers into the Emergency Chest Pain Evaluation (ICE-CP)" at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Avi Baehr, MD
EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Dr. Baehr was awarded an EMF/EMRA Resident Research grant for $10,000. She will work on her project titled "Adverse Events After ED Discharge for Conditions with High Variability in Discharges" at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Dana Im, MD, MPP, MPhil
EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Dr. Im was awarded an EMF/EMRA Resident Research grant for $7,770. She will work on her project titled "Quality Measurement Framework for Emergency Department Care of Psychiatric Emergencies" at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Patrick Tyler, MD
EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Dr. Tyler was awarded the EMF/EMRA Resident Research grant for $10,000. He will work on his project titled "Thromboelastography to Assess Coagulopathy and Glycocalyx Degradation in Sepsis" at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Jesse Wrenn, MD, PhD
EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant

Dr. Wrenn was awarded the EMF/EMRA Resident Research grant for $10,000. He will work on his project titled "The Scanned Document Problem: Using Paper Records in Emergency Care" at Vanderbilt University.

Tejeshwar Bawa, BS
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Mr. Bawa was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled "Effective Nutritional Analyses as a Predictive Utility For 30-Day Cardiac Recovery" at Wayne State University.

Alexandra Flessel, BS
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Ms. Flessel was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. She will work on her project titled "Investigating Psychosocial Factors, Health Behaviors, and Diabetic Control in Emergency Department Patients " at Wayne State University.

Austin T. Jones, MPHTM
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Mr. Jones was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled "Evaluating Hepatitis C Linkage to Care: Emergency Department Versus Community Clinics" at Tulane University.

Matthew Lippi, MPH
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Mr. Lippi was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled "National Trends and Outcomes of Sepsis Readmission" at University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Kirstin Woody Scott, MPhil, PhD
EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant

Dr. Scott, a student at Harvard Medical School, was awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. She will work on her project titled "Assessing Financial Risk Among Uninsured Patients Seeking Emergency Medical Care" at the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School

Henry Schwimmer, BA
EMF/AFFIRM Medical Student Research Grant

Mr. Schwimmer was awarded an EMF/AFFIRM Medical Student Research grant for $5,000. He will work on his project titled "Rural Emergency Department Firearm Assessment, Screening, and Treatment (FAST) Trial" at Emory University School of Medicine.

David Hostler, PhD, EMT-P and Brian Clemency, DO, MBA
EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research Grant

Dr. Hostler (pictured), and Dr. Clemency, were awarded an EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research grant for $5,000. Dr. Hostler and Dr. Clemency will work on their project titled "Understanding the Nutrition Practices of Dayshift and Nightshift EMS Workers" at the University at Buffalo.

Jason McMullan, MD, MS, FAEMS and Joshua Borkosky, NRP
EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research Grant

Dr. McMullan (pictured) and Mr. Borkosky were awarded an EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research grant for $5,000. Dr. McMullan and Mr. Borkosky will work on their project titled "Paramedic Attitudes to Obtaining Informed Consent for Prehospital Research Trials" at the University of Cincinnati.

Gregory Faris, MD and David Rayburn, MD, MPH
EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research Grant

Dr. Faris (pictured) and Dr. Rayburn were awarded an EMF/NAEMSP EMS Research grant for $3,750. Dr. Faris and Dr. Rayburn will work on their project titled "Utilizing Simulation to Improve Pediatric Prehospital Medical Care" at Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services.