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Emergency Medicine Research

There is a strong research emphasis within the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMMC. While the currently active clinical projects include such diverse areas as toxicology, neurosciences and departmental administration, there is a primary focus on emergency cardiovascular issues. In conjunction with this clinical research is a fully equipped basic sciences laboratory with an experienced research technician.

Research within the Department of Emergency Medicine has been the recipient of numerous national awards, including the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Basic Science Research Award and the prestigious American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Research Award.

In addition, substantial grant support has been obtained by our faculty and residents. Currently, our department has more than $5 million in grants funding from NIH and other agencies interested in the delivery of emergency care.

Other research topics within the departmental expertise are:

  • Shock and resuscitation
  • Trauma
  • Acute decompensated heart failure
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Sepsis
  • Telemedicine

The department uses this strong research foundation as a template for resident training and as a philosophy for the approach to acquisition of knowledge. It is important to balance the Evidence-based Medicine approach with Scientific Reasoning and individual Clinical Experience.

  • Summers, RL. Evidenced-based Medicine vs Scientific Reasoning. Acad Emer Med. 1996 3(2):183-184.