Research in Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine has a long history of both basic science and clinical research in the field of cardiopulmonary brain resuscitation, shock, sepsis and neuro emergencies.
Department researchers have access to a fully equipped animal laboratory, which includes an animal hyperbaric chamber and NMR spectroscopy. Researchers are active investigators in focal cerebral ischemia and neuroprotective agents and have participated in the NIH t-PA stroke trial and other multi-center trials.
Although not required in the three-year program, research is encouraged and supported. Our residents have done a significant amount of research, and a formal research rotation is available as an elective. Each resident has access to $5,000 during residency for research through the HFH Small Grants Research Fund. There is full biostatistical support. In the past 15 years, residents have been authors on over 75 publications, over 90% of these have been original research (not case reports or reviews), and the resident was 1st author on 50% of these papers. In addition residents have participated in approximately 100 abstracts and presentations (oral and poster). HFH supports resident travel for these presentations.
Areas of interest include
- Critical Care and Resuscitation
- Neuro Emergencies - Stroke
- Cardiac Emergencies - CHF and Acute Coronary Syndromes
- Educational Research