The Division of Emergency Medicine conducts innovative research with the goals of discovering and implementing best practices for the acute care of children, furthering the field of simulation-based medical education, and serving as a local and national leader in pediatric injury prevention, disaster preparedness, and pediatric emergency services. There are currently thirty IRB-approved studies underway across the division, with six studies actively recruiting subjects in the Emergency Department. Research is funded through extramural grants from both the NIH and private entities, including a five-year grant from the Grainger Foundation which has allowed the division to hire research personnel to aid with IRB submissions and patient recruitment, provided salary support for research faculty, funded faculty development courses, and provided seed money for pilot studies that have resulted in successful grant applications. A major focus in the coming year will be studying the recent move to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago facility and its effects on patient care and workflow.
For more specifics on the research activities being conducted in the Division of Emergency Medicine, please visit the division page on the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute website.