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Emergency Medicine Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to advancing knowledge of best practices and advanced techniques to manage conditions in the emergency department. Researchers in the emergency department have been carrying out highly complex studies and are in the pursuit for new treatments and methods. Learn more about some of our current projects below:

Innovative Support for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections (INSPIRE)

To better understand the initial and prolonged impact of COVID-19, this multi-center study across 8 major institutions seeks to prospectively assess patient-reported outcomes across 6,000 COVID-positive and COVID-negative participants over an 18-month time period. This study led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb and Dr. Robert Weinstein is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Impact of Driving and Exercise on Podcast Knowledge Acquisition and Retenion

Podcasts are commonly used as part of medical education. Many users listen while performing other tasks, such as driving or exercising. As a multi-part study across six institutions, this study supported by CORD/EMF and EM:RAP and led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb seeks to advance our knowledge on the topic.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Distribution of Procedures and Ultrasound Use Over Time

The trends in procedure and point-of-care ultrasound performance over time is unclear witihn Emergency Medicine. This multicenter study led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb will evaluate trends and distribution of procedures and point-of-care ultrasound over a 10-year time period across 8 major institutions.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Automated versus Manual Assessment of B-Lines for Diagnosing Pulmonary Edema with Ultrasound

B-lines are ultrasound artifacts suggestive of pulmonary edema. These have been demonstrated to be more accurate than history, physical examination, laboratory testing, and chest radiography. This study led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb and grant-funded through the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound will evaluate the accuracy and application of artificial intelligence to enhance B line identification.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for Clinical Centers (Hubs) in Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). SIREN will enable conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, and hematologic, and trauma emergency events. SIREN will consist of one Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), one Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and up to 10 clinical centers (Hubs). A Hub will typically be an academic center or tertiary referral center which will actively enroll patients into every clinical trial performed in SIREN, regardless of disease focus. A Hub will additionally provide scientific leadership and administrative oversight to its multiple satellite sites ("Spokes"). Together the Hub and Spokes will provide access to a large and varying patient population for clinical trials. SIREN will implement a total of at least four large (>1,000 patient) simple, pragmatic clinical trials in the emergency department and pre- hospital settings. The clinical trials will be meritorious, peer–reviewed projects which will be awarded under separate funding announcements.

PI: Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov


Contact Us

We welcome all inquiries regarding our research and collaborations to our Research Coordinator at