|Emergency Medicine Research Overview|
The Latest Selected Publications
McNaughton CD, Kripalani S, Cawthon C, Mion LC, Wallston KA, Roumie CL. Association of Health Literacy With Elevated Blood Pressure: A Cohort Study of Hospitalized Patients. Med Care. 2014. Epub 2014/02/22. PubMed PMID: 24556896.
Bagai A, Al-Khalidi HR, Sherwood MW, Munoz D, Roettig ML, Jollis JG, Granger CB. Regional systems of care demonstration project: Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems Accelerator: design and methodology. Am Heart J. 2014;167(1):15-21.e3. PubMed PMID: 24332137.
Ward MJ, Landman AB, Case K, Berthelot J, Pilgrim RL, Pines JM. The Effect of Electronic Health Record Implementation on Community Emergency Department Operational Measures of Performance. Ann Emerg Med. 2014. Epub 2014/01/15. PubMed PMID: 24412667.
Self WH, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, McNaughton CD, Barrett TW, Collins SP, Storrow AB, Griffin MR. Rates of emergency department visits due to pneumonia in the United States, July 2006-June 2009. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(9):957-60.
Henry-Okafor Q, Collins SP, Jenkins CA, Miller KF, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, Weintraub N, Fermann GJ, McPherson J, Menon S, Sawyer DB, Storrow AB. Relationship between Uric Acid Levels and Diagnostic and Prognostic Outcomes in Acute Heart Failure. The open biomarkers journal. 2012;5:9-15.
Self WH, White SJ, McNaughton CD, Storrow AB, Slovis CM, Collins SP. Warming intravenous fluids for improved patient comfort in the emergency department: a pilot crossover randomized controlled trial. West J Emerg Med. 2013;14(5):542-6.
Self WH, Griffin MR, Zhu Y, Dupont WD, Barrett TW, Grijalva CG. The high burden of pneumonia on US emergency departments during the 2009 influenza pandemic. The Journal of infection. 2013.
Richardson ET, Phillips L, Stack LB, Thurman JR, Self WH. Traumatic Eye Injury Management Principles for the Prehospital Setting. JEMS. 2013:56-62.
Hwang U, Shah MN, Han JH, Carpenter CR, Siu AL, Adams JG. Transforming Emergency Care for Older Adults. Health Affairs (Project Hope). 2013;32(12):2116-21.
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The K12 NHLBI Training Program - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
The Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training Program is a K12 NHLBI sponsored opportunity designed to promote the growth of strong, competitive clinical scientists. We promote a multidisciplinary program to prepare you for an independent research career and academic leadership role within our specialty. This includes comprehensive research training to evaluate innovative approaches for the diagnosis and management of patients with acute, life-threatening diseases. The Vanderbilt training program will concentrate on developing emergency medicine scholarly expertise in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, arrhythmia, asthma, and acute lung injury. These five focus areas represent areas where Vanderbilt has great scientific depth, national recognition, current emergency medicine NIH funding, and are areas of societal concern. The ability to do research in our focus areas greatly benefits from our institution’s well known strengths in comparative effectiveness, biomedical informatics, genomics, pharmacology, behavioral medicine, health disparities, and an extensive existing emergency medicine research infrastructure. This is bolstered by Vanderbilt’s longstanding success and strong institutional support for career development programs.
Fellowship positions are available to post residency physicians or PhDs. Vanderbilt strongly supports four central tenets of clinical investigator training based on over 5 decades of successful experience – the importance of individualized mentored training, protected time, collaboration between clinical and basic scientists, and structured didactic learning complementing practical applications of such learning through conduct of research. Your training will include a masters of science or public health degree, and mentorship from a carefully assembled team of focus area experts.
All potential mentors are currently engaged in successful federally funded academic research careers, have a track record of proven successful mentorships, and have expressed a strong desire to collaboratively advance clinical emergency care research. These individuals, along with our team of nationally recognized experts as internal advisors, have consistently and routinely devoted a portion of their time to developing future investigators and helped assemble the infrastructure necessary to achieve successful mentorship.
There is growing national concern that there are an inadequate number of clinical investigators in emergency medicine who can translate new research findings into improved patient care. The Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training (VEMRT) Program will focus on training and mentoring researchers in all aspects of translational and clinical research necessary to prepare them for the challenges in advancing emergency care science.
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