The Emergency Medicine Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary by doing what it does best—awarding more grant funding for impactful emergency medicine research! There is $1.5 million up for grabs during this cycle that closes Jan. 20, 2023, including new categories:
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 41 – No 11 – November 2022
- Emergency Medicine Workforce: This grant will focus on the impact residency-trained, board-certified emergency physician-led care teams have on care quality in the ED.
- The “Value” of Emergency Medicine: This grant will focus on the value of the specialty of emergency medicine and its logistical and financial efficiencies in the rapid evaluation and diagnosis of undifferentiated acute illness and/or injury in the emergency department.
- Evidence-Based Safety Measures for ED-Based Professionals: This grant will focus on strategies to reduce harm to ED personnel from physical, verbal, or emotional abuse.
View all grant opportunities by visiting emfoundation.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant.
Received a two-year, $150,000 EMF Fellowship Grant to support “Utilization, Costs, and Outcomes of Inter-Hospital Transfer of Rural Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock”
“Since my funding from EMF, I have published several dozen papers on rural emergency care and sepsis care specifically, and we had a center funded at our institution focused on rural telehealth. I have mentored several PhD students and faculty members focused on rural emergency care, and we continue to expand our network of real emergency departments. We now work with a telemedicine program at work that includes 200 rural hospitals, and I have collaborators and mentees in six other academic institutions similarly focused on rural care. My work through EMF clearly started this trajectory and was absolutely essential to my work in this area.”
Received a one-year, $5,000 EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant to support “Assessing Financial Risk Among Uninsured Patients Seeking Emergency Medical Care”
“My hope is that this research can help spur discussions on ways to improve the system to ensure that no one is lacking adequate financial risk protection when seeking needed emergency care. Capturing the magnitude of the problem through rigorous empirical work is one step to informing evidence-based policy solutions that allows us to maintain the ED as a place that is for everyone, any time, anywhere, and regardless of ability to pay. The EMF grant experience has been a phenomenal mechanism for trying to advance this work.”