The University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to creating the future of emergency care through innovative research and creative scholarship. As one of the most successful academic emergency medicine programs in the country, our research mission continues to flourish. For over a decade, our department has consistently been ranked among the top two Departments of Emergency Medicine in the US in NIH funding. In 2022, our department received over 15% of the total amount of NIH funds awarded to emergency departments. Two of our faculty members received the second and third-highest NIH funds awarded to an emergency medicine investigator in 2022. In 2022 alone, the department received $25.7 million in external grant funding from several funding agencies.
The department cultivates research focused on preclinical, clinical, implementation and policy aspects of emergency medicine and critical care. Our faculty, composed of research and clinical 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
The department has several Networks & Centers that aim to create the future of emergency care through research. The department also promotes research by providing pilot funds to ignite new research by trainees and faculty. Annual pilot funding opportunities include:
Residency Research Development Grant Competition which provides up to $5,000 each year in funding for meritorious projects.
Fellow Research Development Grant Competition which provides up to $10,000 in funding each year for meritorious projects.
Massey TBI Grand Challenge which provides a total of up to $1 million each year to support high-risk, high-reward projects seeking to develop diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for traumatic brain injury.
Kahn Pediatric Critical Care Grand Challenge which provides up to $400,000 each year for research into innovative solutions in pediatric critical care.
We have a number of Research Training programs and opportunities for trainees. We also provide research resources and enablers to all emergency medicine faculty and trainees to lower the energy barrier for grant applications.
In April each year, the department holds an annual William G. Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum to showcase ongoing research activities and accomplishments.
If you have any questions regarding our research mission, please contact us at [email protected].