Our scholarly activity advances the academic missions of the Department, and trains residents and students to better understand the research process, and how to critically appraise the medical literature.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) Department of Emergency Medicine has outstanding research opportunities with access to the resources of both UHCMC and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Our faculty have a wide range of research interests including a focus on industry-sponsored clinical trials, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, Cimex lectularius (bed bugs), critical care, medical education, palliative care, global health, emergency medical services (EMS), disaster, geriatrics, ultrasound, and clinical operations. We collaborate with many UH Departments and Institutions on research including recent projects with pulmonary/critical care, trauma, neurology, cardiology, infectious diseases, dentistry, and dermatology.

Residents and students interested in doing research in our Department should contact a faculty member that shares their research interests.

Links to research resources:

Information for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students wanting to do research in our Department

Information for UHCMC emergency medicine residents

Information for UHCMC emergency medicine faculty

List of active UHCMC Department of Emergency Medicine research projects

UHCMC Department of Emergency Medicine scholarly activity: Dept manuscripts, Dept abstracts, Dept book chapters, Dept Grand Rounds and invited lectures, scholarly activity involving UH EM residents , scholarly activity for students working in the Dept of EM

Process for proceeding with an investigator-initiated research project and submitting it to the UH IRB

Resources for getting published

Grant and funding resources and opportunities

How to obtain a journal article (for free)

UH IRB Investigator Manual

UH/CWRU and UH IRB Resources: including office hours, contact information, how to submit a study, quality improvement guidelines, standard operating procedures, information on UH indirect costs, UH clinical research compensation, draft of UH informed consent form, biostatistician, and the coordinator core. Also, a list of people at UHCMC to contact

General research resources: Explorys, list of EM journals, list of EM conferences, REDCap, ResearchMatch, list of some contract research organizations, ACEP research primer, SAEM research resources, EMRA resources, CITI training, Spiderweb, CTSC

UHCMC Dept of EM Scientific Review Committee (SRC) Form. UH policy on Department Scientific Review. All research involving emergency medicine patients, involves the emergency department (this includes recruiting patients from the ED), or emergency medicine residents, faculty, nursing, or staff should undergo Dept of EM SRC review before the study is submitted to the UH IRB and before study budgets are finalized.

Research is a great way to advance the field of emergency medicine, but it is also time intensive and expensive.  Please consider supporting the research efforts of the faculty, residents, and student in the UHCMC Department of Emergency Medicine by making a financial donation by clicking on this link. Ensure the gift is designated as "other" and type out “Department of Emergency Medicine.”