Emergency Medicine News

K12 Training Program Renewed

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The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine was recently selected as one of 3 sites for the new national K12 Training Program in Emergency Care Research. The purpose of this award is to promote multidisciplinary clinical research training programs in emergency care that prepare clinician-scientists for independent research careers and academic leadership roles.

This award represents the second time in two award cycles (2011 and 2016) that OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine has been selected as a recipient and training site. This is a five year award that supports five scholars' comprehensive research training to evaluate innovative approaches in the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with acute, life-threatening manifestations of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, traumatic and mental health emergencies. The scholar recruitment process will begin this fall with the first two scholars starting in July, 2017.

Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H.

"This award is very much a tribute to the efforts and successes of our former and current scholars," said Dr. Newgard, Co-Principal investigator. "Additionally, this K12 Program, which is co-sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute along with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research, is the first time ever that the NIH has run a training award program using co-funding from multiple institutes. We're very excited to be one of the sites and to continue pushing the science of emergency care forward."

Congratulations to the Co-Principal investigators Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H. and Cynthia D. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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