2024 Forum

We are thrilled to invite the University of Michigan Medical School community to join the Department of Emergency Medicine for the Ninth Annual Barsan Research Forum in-person on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 from 8:00am-2:30pm. This year’s event will be held at NCRC, Building 18, Rm G201 Dining Hall.

The forum honors our department's inaugural chair, Dr. William G. Barsan, and serves as a platform to highlight the spectrum of research undertaken within our department. It is a celebration of department research, other scholarly activities, and a chance to gain better understanding of the impact and full spectrum of U-M EM research. This year's program will feature two keynote speakers, John Vozenilek, MD and Jonathan Handler, MD.

John Vozenilek, MD, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. Vozenilek is the Chief Medical Officer of the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center and the Duane and Mary Cullinan Endowed Professor for Simulation Outcomes at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. “Dr. Voz” is the leader of the Jump center, which focuses on improved quality and safety in healthcare while reducing healthcare costs through simulation.  Under his direction, OSF Healthcare System and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria have created tremendous organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for engineers and educators who wish to use innovative technologies for the improvement of clinical performance. He has been in this field since 1999 and has led various programs in simulation. 

Dr. Vozenilek will be presenting "From Insight to Action, Medical Simulation for New Value Creation"


Jonathan Handler, MD, FAMIA

Dr. Handler is the Senior Fellow for Innovation at OSF HealthCare and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Handler is board-certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Clinical Informatics. He has previously served as the Chief Deployment Architect at Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, Vice President of Digital Innovation at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Chief Medical Information Officer at M*Modal, Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Informatics at Northwestern University, Director of Development at the National Institute for Medical Informatics at Medstar Health, and Senior Vice President of Strategy at EmOpti. 

Dr. Handler will be presenting on developing artificial intelligence-based solutions for healthcare.


Our faculty and trainees will also have oral presentations and a poster session.

Presenters and their respective presentations will be available soon.



2024 Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum
April 10th, 2024
8 am - 2:30 pm
NCRC, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Questions? Email Shannon Bednarski at [email protected]