2019 Forum

Clifton Callaway, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAHA

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 more than 160 Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, researchers, and more came together at the North Campus Research Complex for the Fourth 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.

The forum began with a keynote presentation from Dr. Clifton Callaway, Professor, Vice-Chair, and Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Callaway shared insights from his career and research on improving brain injury after cardiac arrest. Twelve presentations by faculty and 45 posters rounded out the forum, providing an overview of the cutting-edge research being performed in our department.

Throughout the day, presentations were delivered by faculty, residents, and fellows about their research.  Dr. Robert Neumar announced the William G. Barsan Professorship and Dr. Brian Zink shared with us the new EM Resident/Fellow Research Development Grant that is available.

Research forum programs are available for those who were unable to attend. Presenters are listed below along with the title of their presentations and all slides are available on the department’s Slideshare page.

Clifton Callaway, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAHA – “Building a Post Cardiac Arrest Service”
William Barsan, MD – “SIREN/BOOST-3 Overview”
William Meurer, MD – “ICECAP-A Bayesian Adaptive Clinical Trial of Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest”
Patrick Carter, MD – “Firearms, Violence, and the Emergency Department: Developing the Science of Interpersonal Violence Prevention”
Hakam Tiba, MD – “Pre-Clinical Modeling for Critical Care Illness and Injury”
Rama Salhi, MD, MHS – “Are Emergency Department Patient’s Sicker? National Trends in Vital Sign Abnormalities”
Alexander Beyer, MD – “Does Ultrasound Matter at the Bedside? A Multi-Center Prospective Cohort Trial”
Alexander Rogers, MD – “The PECARN Network: Evolution and Maturation”
Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA – “Global EM Research and Education Network-EMERGE”
Colin Greineder, MD – “Endothelial Nanomedicine-a Coming Revolution for EM”
Cemal Sozener, MD – “NIH StrokeNet: a MOST TIMELESS Tale of Clinical Stroke Research”
J. Scott VanEpps, MD, PhD, FACEP - “Translating Technologies to Combat Life-Threatening Infection”
Joseph House, MD - “Tracking Student Mistreatment Data to Improve the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Learning Environment”

Attendees had this to say about the Fourth Annual Forum:

“Awesome event, thank you”
“Excellent event, thank you to all for their participation and work”
“Love the current format. Really got a chance to see what the department was doing regarding research.”
“There was an interesting juxtaposition of faculty and resident presentations.”

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

Adrianne Haggins, Junior Faculty, Clinical
Frederick Korley, Junior Faculty Instructional
Joseph House, Junior Faculty, Research
Quyen Ngo, Junior Faculty, Research
Jonathan Porath, Resident
Usha Kadiyala, Fellow