2017 Forum


On Monday, April 12, 2017 more than 150 Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, researchers, and more came together at the North Campus Research Complex for the Second Annual William G. Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Attendees were immersed in the innovative work being done within the department though oral presentations and a poster session.

Lynne D Richardson, MD

The forum began with a keynote presentation from Dr. Lynne D Richardson, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr Richardson shared insights from her career in research, policy, and advocacy. Twelve presentations by faculty and 38 posters rounded out the forum, providing an overview of the cutting-edge research being performed in our department.

Research forum program and videos are available for those who were unable to attend. Presenters are listed below with a link to the video of their presentation. All videos can be found on the department’s YouTube page. All slides are available on the department’s Slideshare page.  

  • Lynne D Richardson MD – “Research, Policy, and Advocacy: Reflections of an Academician”
  • Mahshid Abir, MD, MSc – “Acute Care Research Unit: Introductions and Updates”
  • Benjamin Bassin, MD – “Pushing the Boundaries: Emergency Critical Care and the U-M Research Experience”
  • Jason Goldstick, PhD – “Development of the SaFETy Score: A Clinical Screening Tool for Predicting Future Firearm Violence Risk”
  • Robert Silbergleit, MD – “Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials”
  • Adrianne Haggins, MD – “Untold Stories from the ER: Emergency Medicine Residents’ Experiences Caring for Diverse Patient Populations: Development of Professional Values & Interpersonal Communication Competencies”
  • Alexander Beyer, MD – “Blood Product Transfusion in Emergency Departments: A Case-Control Study of Practice Patterns and Impact on Outcomes”
  • Nathan Haas, MD – “Safety and Outcomes of a ‘Two-Bag’ Protocol for management of DKA in Adults”
  • Natalie Schellpfeffer, MD – “Food Allergy Trends and Epinephrine Autoinjector Presence in Summer Camps”
  • Rockefeller Oteng, MD – “Global Emergency Medicine: building Leadership and Research Capacity through Clinical Training”
  • Andrew Hashikawa, MD – “Gastrointestinal and Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Using an Online Biosurveillance System in Child Care Centers”
  • Kyle Gunnerson, MD – “Acute Critical Care Research: Massey Family Foundation Emergency Critical Care Center”
  • Phillip Scott, MD – “Michigan StrokeNet”

Attendees had this to say about the Second Annual Forum:

 “Really great team event for the Emergency department!”

“I thought this event was an amazing way for me to become immersed in the culture and research of the Emergency Medicine Department. I learned a lot and am truly amazed by everything this department is doing.”

“The topics were just right. Dr. Richardson was an excellent choice to start the forum. She gave us a great view of the trials and tribulations of research and insight into how luck and persistence lead to success.

Research achievement awards were presented based on publication impact factor for published articles in the past year. Congratulations to all recipients!

  • Frederick Korley -- Junior Faculty, Instructional
  • Cemal Burak Sozener  -- Junior Faculty, Clinical
  • Quyen Ngo -- Junior Faculty, PhD
  • Joseph House -- Medical Education
  • Alex Beyer – Resident
  • Natalie Schellpfeffer – Fellow