As a recipient of a National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine Research, the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to host a 2-3 year Emergency Medicine K12 Research Program.  The program began in July 2011 and hosted its first group of scholars in July 2012.  The program combines training in clinical emergency medicine research with graduate level training at UC Davis. 

The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine maintains a strong commitment to clinical research in Emergency Medicine.  The Department has several areas of research expertise and is a leader in both EM and PEM multicenter research networks.  Areas of focused research for this program include cardiovascular and pulmonary emergencies, as well as blood disorders and trauma evaluation and management. UC Davis is a leading center in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally funded research network in pediatric emergency medicine, as well as EM research networks affiliated with Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSCs). The UC Davis CTSC ( established in 2006 was one of the vanguard 12 CTSCs awarded and will be a close collaborator in our EM K12 program.

Objectives of the UC Davis Emergency Medicine K12 Program

The primary objective of the EM K12 program at UC Davis is to provide junior investigators with state-of-the art clinical research training to foster independent careers in emergency medicine research. If needed, the scholars can complete graduate level courses focused on clinical research, leading to a Master of Advanced Study degree in Clinical Research. With research mentors from not only the Department of Emergency Medicine but from many other departments, each of whom have substantial track records of publications and research funding, the scholars will develop independent research projects that will help propel them into the next level of their academic careers.

Current Status

We are currently training three K12 scholars in the program.  Unfortunately, we are not accepting applications for future scholars.  Please check back regularly to see if we are accepting applications.  

Contact information

James F. Holmes, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Emergency Medicine

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine

Allyson Sage, R.N., M.P.H., C.C.R.P.
Department of Emergency Medicine

University of California, Davis
Dept of Emergency Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd, PSSB 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817