2018 Forum

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 more than 160 Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, researchers, and more came together at the North Campus Research Complex for the Third Annual William G. Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Attendees were immersed in the innovative work being done within the department though oral presentations and a poster session.

Elizabeth Alpern, MD

The forum began with a keynote presentation from Dr. Elizabeth Alpern, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alpern shared insights from her career and research to improve the quality of care delivered to children in the ED setting. Thirteen presentations by faculty and 42 posters rounded out the forum, providing an overview of the cutting-edge research being performed in our department.

Throughout the day, presentations were delivered by faculty, residents, and fellows about their research.  (Please see links on this page for videos of the speaker presentations.)

Research forum program and videos are available for those who were unable to attend. Presenters are listed below with a link to the video of their presentation. All videos can be found on the department’s YouTube page. All slides are available on the department’s Slideshare page.
Elizabeth Alpern, MD – “Story to Sepsis Screen: A Journey in the Details”
Kevin Ward, MD – “Critical Care Science Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization: Closing the Loop”
Hsing Lian (Cindy) Hsu, MD, PhD – “Cardiac Arrest, Valproic Acid, and My K12 Journey”
Nikhil Theyyunni, MD – “Putting ourselves out of a job: Clinical ultrasound research in 2018”
John Burkhardt, MD – “Underrepresented in Emergency medicine: Studying the Medical Education Pipeline”

Keith Kocher, MD – “How a Provider-Payer Partnership is Changing Emergency Care Quality: The Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC)”
Christina Cutter, MD – “The Relative Contribution of Hospital and Health Market Factors to Variation in Hospitalization Practices from the Emergency Department Among Medicare Beneficiaries”
Rosemarie Diaz, MD – “Post-tPA Intracranial Hemorrhage: Community Hospitals vs. Pooled Analysis Data”
Rebecca Cunningham, MD – “The Firearm-safety Among Children & Teens Consortium”
Colleen Mayhew, MD – “Can Comprehensive Respiratory Pathogen Panels be used to Exclude Pertussis Infection?”
Ashwin Belle, PhD – “SMART(er) Medicine”
Fred Korley, MD, PhD - “Personalized Acute Care Medicine: A Biomarker-Guided Approach”
Thomas Sanderson, PhD - “Mitochondria in Post-Ischemic Brain Injury: Mechanistic Insights and Novel Therapeutics”
Kylie Urban, Senior Public Relations Representative - “Promoting Emergency Medicine Research and Institutional Positioning of Research”

Attendees had this to say about the Third Annual Forum:

“Awesome event. Great overview of the research machine at UM.”
“Broad portfolio of research going on at UM.”
“Lots of interesting things going on in our department.”
“No matter what you do, there is always so much more to learn!”
“People are passionate about research because there is always something new to learn and there are always problems to possibly solve.”


 Research achievement awards were presented based on publication impact factor for published articles in the past year. Congratulations to all recipients!