Research Training

With 20 years of experience in developing students, residents, and faculty for careers in emergency research, U-M’s Emergency Department provides solid support for cultivating productive, funded researchers.  Training opportunities range from summer projects for first-year medical students to long-term career development including extramural training grants and first independent research funding. 

K-12 Career Development in Emergency Critical Care Research

This NIH-funded training program prepares early-career clinician-scientists for leadership roles and independent research careers in emergency critical care, focused on developing innovative approaches to severe, acute, life-threatening illness and injury in emergency settings.

Fellows training in research

    • We are involved in extramurally funded training grants in collaboration with the College of Engineering, the Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, and the School of Public Health.  Inquire below about fellowship opportunities in the following areas:

Emergency Medicine junior faculty research group

  • Each month, a group of junior Emergency Medicine research faculty meets to share and test ideas, develop collaborations, share key learnings, and receive additional training and insights to develop their research interests.  For more information about the group, contact Rebecca Cunningham.

Clinical faculty

  • Most clinical faculty in Emergency Medicine are engaged in various scholarly activities that are both professionally and personally rewarding.  More than 80% of all EM faculty published a peer-reviewed product in 2015.
  • To support clinical faculty in producing scholarly works, the department has formed a  Clinical Faculty Scholarly Activities Committee, which offers ongoing activities and services designed to encourage publishing and other scholarly output. 

Committee goal:  Provide guidance and support for scholarly projects and output with mentorship, resources, and constructive support. 

Committee members: 

Ron Maio
Rebecca Cunningham
Michelle Nypaver
Will Meurer
Phillip Scott

Committee activities:

  • Quarterly meetings open to clinical faculty to discuss ideas, request support in developing collaborations, and receive mentorship.  Discussions may include overcoming barriers, solidifying concepts, and/or identifying needed support and resources (including IRB application assistance, statistical support, and more).
  • Individual meetings may take place to allow for individualized mentorship on specific challenges or projects.  

Additional resources

Here are some resources that researchers may find useful to support publishing their work: