Research: Moving forward in the field
The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine has served the medical center and surrounding community since 1973. Prior to 1990, the Department's primary focus was education of medical students/residents and patient care. However, over the past eighteen years the Department of Emergency Medicine has increasingly contributed to the growing body of medical research in the field of emergency medicine.
Recent grants that have been awarded to the Department of Emergency Medicine include awards of $1.8 million for a pediatric emergency medicine network and $1.6 million for pediatric head injury research. Another $5 million worth of grants are pending review.
As the number of publications has increased, so has the breadth of research topics. This sharp increase in the number of publications clearly illustrates the intensifying faculty interest in conducting research. To ensure future departmental research growth Dr. Nathan Kuppermann was appointed research director in 1997 and became chair of the Department in 2006.
Emergency Medicine/ Pediatric Emergency Medicine K12 Research Training Program
The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer a K12 research training program funded by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI). This program provides promising individuals with 2-3 years of dedicated, mentored clinical research training. The goal is to foster independent careers in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine research.
More details can be found on the Emergency Medicine/ Pediatric Emergency Medicine K12 Research Training Program page.
The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine offers a two-year Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship. The program combines training in clinical emergency medicine research with graduate level training at UC Davis leading to either a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology or Masters in Public Health.
The Department of Emergency Medicine can always use additional help with its research projects. If you are interested in learning more about emergency medicine research opportunities for undergraduate students, medical students, or residents, please contact the the research director for more information. Undergraduates can learn more about our unique Emergency Medicine Research Assistant Program (EMRAP) here.
General Emergency Medicine
- Computational modeling of emergency services
- Derivation and validation of elbow x-ray rules
- Radiation exposure in the ED from portable films
- NEAR: a multi-center observational study of all emergency department intubations
- Video-assisted laryngoscopy in emergencies
- Impact of invasive source control in sepsis patients
Association between seat belt use and traumatic brain injury in side impact motor vehicle collisions
- Association between helmet type and severity of injury in motorcycle collisions
Development of a clinical decision instrument for abdominal evaluation in children with blunt torso trauma
Development of a neuroimaging decision rule for childhood head trauma
Identifying consensus among emergency physicians and neurosurgeons about clinically significant childhood traumatic brain injury
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cerebral edema in pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis
Predicting cervical spinal injury in children
Improving the care of acutely ill and injured children in rural emergency departments with telemedicine
Development of a clinical decision rule for identifying children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis at very low risk for bacterial meningitis
Comparison of lorazepam and diazepam in status epilepticus in children
Validity and reliability of a modified sedation-agitation scale in pediatric emergency department patients
Emergency Department Epidemiology
Emergency department frequent users: community solutions
Use of firearms in youth suicides
Case control study of firearms retailers in California
Impact of ambulance diversion on resident education study
Knowledge of parents and primary physicians regarding car restraint guidelines for older children: Impact of educational intervention
Can patient centered outcome measures be used to predict length of stay?
Early detection of pathogens at triage
The diagnostic utility of heart sounds in heart failure and acute coronary syndrome
Aspirin resistance testing in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain
Evaluation of Pro-BNP for diagnosis and prognosis in patients presenting with dyspnea