2023 Forum

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 120 Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, researchers, and more came together at the North Campus Research Complex for the Eighth 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.

Rebecca Cunningham, MD

The forum began with a keynote presentation from Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rebecca Cunningham is vice president for research at the University of Michigan, where she is responsible for fostering the excellence and integrity of research across all three campuses. As vice president, Dr. Cunningham leads the Office of the Vice President for Research, whose mission is to catalyze, support and safeguard U-M research and scholarship activity. She shared her insights and reflections on a research career in academic emergency medicine. Eleven presentations by faculty and 25 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 discussing their research. This year we introduced a new segment to the Barsan Research Forum called the “Fireside Chat.” This is a casual conversation between a faculty member with a successful research career and a host, Dr. Fred Korley. The objective is to inspire and motivate the audience to pursue excellence in their research careers and share insights on achieving success. This year’s “Fireside Chat” was with Dr. William Barsan discussing, “Keys to having a Successful Research Career.”

"Fireside Chat" - Drs. Korley and Barsan

Programs are available for those who were unable to attend. Presenters are listed below along with the title of their presentations and all slides are available on the department’s SlideShare page.

Rebecca Cunningham, MD – “Reflections on a Research Career in Academic Emergency Medicine”
Ina Prevalska, MD – “Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FCU) Findings of Fluid Tolerance are associated with SEP-1 Fluid Compliance in Septic Shock”
Vinitha Jacob, MD, PhD – “Fishing for Treatments in Human Sepsis: Lessons from a Zebrafish Model of Endotoxemia”  

Nathaniel Hunt, MD – “A Comprehensive Experience Contesting COVID-19: Perspectives from a University-Based Critical Care EMS Service”
Andrew Shieh, MD – “Acute Management of Pediatric Epistaxis in the Emergency Department”
Christina Cutter, MD, MSc, MS – “Supporting the Academic Biomedical Workforce”
Hakam Tiba, MD, MS – “Haemodynamic Impact of Aortic Balloon Occlusion Combined with Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device During CPR in a Swine Model of Cardiac Arrest”
Aaron Krumheuer, MD – “Impact of a Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Curriculum for Emergency Residents”
Emily Ager, MD, MPH – “First Responder Experiences with a Leave-Behind Naloxone Program: Results of an Exploratory Survey”
Ryan Reece, MD, FACEP – “Tale of Two Cities: Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Flint and Detroit, Michigan”
Phillip Scott, MD – “Michigan StrokeNet: Successes in Changing Stroke Care… and Future Opportunities”
William Meurer, MD - “ICECAP – Why Hypothermic TTM Still Matters”


Attendees enjoyed the afternoon Poster Session:


Research awards were presented based on publication impact factor for published articles in the past year for Senior Faculty and Early Career Faculty. Also, this year we presented two awards for Exceptional Research Staff.

Congratulations to all recipients!