Research

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 for research in the US, receiving more than 12% of the NIH’s emergency medicine research funding (2015).  Five of our faculty members are among the top 50 most highly NIH-funded NIH emergency medicine researchers.

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.  You can find Emergency Medicine researchers here.

Through its Networks & Centers, the department promotes research by funding pilot studies, small research projects, clinical trials, and more.  Explore all Emergency Medicine research projects here and peruse publications by Emergency Medicine faculty.

Other resources available about our research programs:  Research Training programs and opportunities, Research Services for Emergency Medicine faculty and trainees, and access to information about our annual William G. Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum.