The University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to improving care and outcomes for patients through continuous improvement and innovation developed through evidence-based research.  As one of the most successful academic emergency medicine programs in the country, our research capacity has flourished in the last decade.  U-M has the most highly NIH-funded emergency medicine department in the US, receiving 10% of the NIH’s emergency medicine funding (2015).

Department faculty also receive funding from other distinguished funders, including:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Fogarty International Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan.

In 2014 alone, the department received more than $15 million in grant funding.

The department cultivates a research focus in basic, translational, clinical, and policy aspects of emergency medicine.  Our faculty play an active role in directing the national research agenda related to the care of acutely ill and injured patients, injury prevention, and health services research through service on national committees and peer review.

With 15 research faculty, and another 40+ clinical faculty who engage in scholarly activities, the department has a robust research capacity.

Through its Networks & Centers, the department promotes research by funding pilot studies, small research projects, clinical trials, and more.