Research & EM Foundation

Research Book Cover photo                                     
For novice investigators, the primer offers an introduction to emergency care research with a hands-on   guide to initiating, completing, and disseminating research. The chapters in this manual address what  emergency care research is, how to identify a research topic, find a mentor, address key issues in emergency care research, training in research, basics of grant writing, presentation of research results, getting published, top 10 commandments of emergency care research, and how to start a research career.
Emergency Care Research: A Primer-click to download free electronic version
If you wish to order a hard copy of the book, please visit the ACEP Bookstore



NIH Director Meeting Picture
ACEP-SAEM Federal Funding Research Joint Task Force Meeting with NIH Director, Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

Pictured from left to right: Robert Neumar, MD, PhD, FACEP;
Roger Lewis, MD, PhD, FACEP;David Sklar, MD, FACEP;
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD-NIH Director; Craig D. Newgard, MD, FACEP;
Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP; Jill M. Baren, MD, FACEP

ACEP is working to support, promote, and seek increased funding for emergency medicine research, with a particular emphasis on patient safety and quality.


Emergency Medicine Foundation
In 1973, the Emergency Medicine Foundation was created as the education and research arm of ACEP. This charitable foundation provides thousands of dollars each year for research and is the only national organization created for the specific purpose of funding research and education for emergency medicine.

VIDEOS: Webinars from EMBRSNew icon
This series of educational videos featuring Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, FACEP, was designed for individuals new to clinical research. It provides background on the fundamentals of research, starting with an overview of the research process and then focuses on specific principles and terms.

Funding Opportunities
This is a comprehensive list of EM funding sources.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
The followling list provides links to announcements regardingNIH-supported opportunities to emergency care researchers. The listis provided by the Office ofEmergency Care Research (OECR). For further information, pleasecontact those listed at the end of the funding announcement orOECR.

Research Forum
The annual Research Forum is dedicated to the presentation of original research related to emergency medicine by investigators in clinical and basic science.

Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research
The Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research is presented to an ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to research in emergency medicine.

2013 Brian O'Neil Research Award picture   
Brian J. O'Neil, MD, FACEP, was presented the 2013 Award for Outstanding Conribution in Research by ACEP President, Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP

Research Committee
List of Research Committee members, annual report and committee objectives.

Research Section
Research Section leadership, section newsletters, objectives and operational guidelines.

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