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Mission Statement

The mission of CRISP is to foster an environment for faculty who are promoting prospective Emergency Medicine research and simultaneously expose vetted pre-health students to the world of Clinical Research and Medicine.  In addition, we seek to provide our CRISP volunteers with an opportunity to observe patient care in an academic urban Emergency Department as well receive career counseling and support required for the career that they anticipate. 


As a part of the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM), the Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP) represents the research arm of the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU.  Under the leadership and guidance of CRISP Medical Director, David Sheridan, M.D., M.C.R., and CRISP Program Director, Kamil Narayan., the CRISP program represents the largest volunteer research program on campus staffed approximately with 65+ pre-medical students. CRISP research assistants proficiently screen for patients who come into the OHSU Emergency Department and follow the inclusion/exclusion criteria for each protocol to either enroll or exclude a patient from the study.  If a patient deems eligible for the study, the CRISP volunteer will inform the patient about the study, ask if (s)he is willing to participate, and have the patient sign the consent forms.  Once the patient is consented, the CRISP research assistant will move forward to collect necessary data from the patient ED treatment team and the patient's medical records.

Upcoming Events

Information Session: Monday September 3rd, 2018 from 12-1pm (RSVP between now and August 31st, 2018).

Information Session: Monday November 26th, 2018 from 11am-12pm (RSVP between September 4th, 2018 and November 19th, 2018)

Information Session: Monday March 4th, 2019 from 12pm-1pm (RSVP between November 20th, 2018 and February 25th, 2019)

Information Session: Tuesday May 28th, 2019 from 9am-10am (RSVP between March 5th, 2019 and May 21st, 2019). 

CRISP Night Training: Tuesday October 9th, 2018 from 5-9pm