Research, Scholarly Activity and Innovation Section

Section Officers & Staff

James Paxton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Hao Wang, MD, PhD, FACEP
Secretary/Newsletter Editor
Gentry Wilkerson, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair
James P. D'Etienne, MD, MBA, FACEP
Justin Belsky, MD, MPH
Alternate Councillor
Charles Kemmler, MD, PhD
Board Liaison
Gabor Kelen, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Martin P. Wegman, MD, PhD

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Resident Research and Scholarly Activity: A Primer (2021)

This primer is written for those who supervise or engage in EM resident research and other scholarly activities, including retrospective chart review and prospective research studies. Special attention is paid to study design, practical aspects of research implementation, common methods for dissemination of research findings, and funding available to EM resident researchers. Common pitfalls for resident researchers are addressed, including challenges in developing and executing resident-level scholarly activities. Emergency care research fellowships are also described.

Emergency Care Research: A Primer (2012)

This primer is written for novice investigators, offering an introduction to emergency care research with a hands-on guide to initiating, completing, and disseminating emergency care research. Chapters in this primer include how to define emergency care research, how to identify an appropriate research topic, how to find a mentor, key issues and training in emergency care research, the basics of grant writing and presentation of research results, keys to getting published, the top 10 commandments of emergency care research, and how to start a research career.

Scientific Writing: Taking an Abstract to Manuscript
Resources to assist investigators in bridging the gap between abstract to successful manuscript publication.

Comprehensive statistics online textbook
Part I: Understanding Clinical Studies
Part II: Interpreting Medical Research

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EMF Grant Resources:

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Research Methodology/Study Design  

Grant Writing  


Manuscript Preparation

How to Review Papers


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