Colleagues in Emergency Medicine this month will host a Research Jam to cultivate research ideas for emergency care in the global setting. The April 29 workshop event is being hosted by Emergency Medicine Education and Research by Global Experts Network, known as EMERGE, a Michigan Medicine-led research collaborative with member institutions around the world—more than 20 institutions across 17 countries.
“Through this Research Jam, our hope is to engage more colleagues from across U-M, introducing other departments, centers, and schools to our network as we build a multidisciplinary community around global emergency medicine research,” said Prashant Mahajan, Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Prashant Mahajan, EMERGE’s founder and chair. “We’d like begin developing a list of research questions that are relevant in the global context and require a network like ours to explore.”
Facilitated by the colleagues at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), the Research Jam is open to all U-M faculty with applicable expertise. It will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the North Campus Research Complex. Learn more and sign up at the EMERGE website. The registration deadline is April 15.
EMERGE launched and hosted its first member meeting in 2019, several months before the onset of COVID-19. The pandemic became the focus of the Network’s first collaborative project; results from an international survey of COVID response protocols from hospitals around the world was published last year in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.
“We received a very enthusiastic response to our COVID survey, which underscored the importance of emergency medical care and the critical need for rapid sharing of data across borders,” said Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA. “The time for innovative approaches to global emergency care evidence generation and dissemination is now.”