The Research Division is devoted to advancing the practice of emergency medicine through research. Our initiative is to contribute to the knowledge of treatment, outcome, and prevention of medical emergencies. To ensure that researchers of all backgrounds are well supported, Emergency Medicine offers a full range of support services, including:
Grant proposal development (Pre & Post award): Research Division staff members are available to help faculty and residents apply for funding – handling all administrative details for grant submission through the Research Business Administration (RBA). RBA helps facilitate all components of a grant submission so that your focus can be on the scientific aspects.
IRB support: The IRB process can be daunting. Our team recognizes regulatory support is key for implementing a successful research project. Our division provides IRB assistance and guidance to faculty and residents from initial submission to closure of a research study.
PRMC support: The first step to a well-designed research study is the identification of a clear and concrete research question, followed by a thorough literature review to identify an appropriate study design and study population. PRMC (Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee) is a committee that reviews the study design and the scientific components of the proposed research. Our division helps ensure that your study design is scientifically sound.
Study implementation, data collection and management: Appropriate management of research data is integral to study implementation. We provide guidance for you to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and resources for subject accrual including involvement with the Division’s Research Associate Program for your research study.
Data Analysis: From sample size calculations to presentation of results, data analysis is a core part of any research project. Our partnership with CTSC provides several resources for both extracting and analyzing identifiable and de-identifiable data.
Publications: Dissemination of study findings, whether in the form of posters, presentations or manuscripts is an essential component of conducting research.