Emergency Medicine (EM) / Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Colleagues:
Greetings. Attached please find a brochure describing an outstanding opportunity for emergency medicine (EM) and pediatric EM investigators to receive 2-3 years of protected, intensive training in research. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has funded six institutional research career development (K12) awards to promote multidisciplinary clinical research training programs in EM/PEM. These programs will prepare clinically-oriented scientists for independent research careers and academic leadership roles in academic EM and PEM programs around the country. Each program will provide comprehensive research training to evaluate innovative approaches in the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with acute, life-threatening manifestations of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and trauma-related diseases in emergency department settings. The goal of this program is to promote the growth of strong, competitive EM investigators.
There are 6 funded programs (see attached brochure), open to both EM and PEM investigators, and each of which has unique attributes. We are in our second year of funding, and each program has matched outstanding scholars for the July 2012-June 2013 academic year. We are now recruiting for the July 2013-June 2014 academic year.
The NHLBI K12 program will be discussed at the October ACEP and AAP meetings (time and location TBA). Applications for the academic year starting July 1, 2013 are available on the websites of each of the programs.
We would appreciate your sharing this information with faculty, fellows, and senior residents who may be interested. Contact information for the individual programs is provided in the attached brochure.
This is a great opportunity to develop academic researchers in EM/PEM.
On behalf of the Emergency Medicine K12 Programs:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP
Oregon Health and Science University
Robert A. Lowe, MD, MPH
Cynthia Morris, PhD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
Lance B. Becker, MD
Brian Leslie Strom, MD, MPH
University of California, Davis
Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH
James F. Holmes, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh
Donald M. Yealy, MD
Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD
Alan B. Storrow, MD
Douglas Sawyer, MD
Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, PRIME Node, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
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