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Faculty Research

Our faculty members work on a wide range of challenging, innovative emergency medicine research and are widely published in some of the top professional annals and journals.

Publications Report

Publications report for July, 2012 - June, 2013

Residency Program Research Training

Research training is an important component of the emergency medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins University. All residents are taught basic research skills so that they can critically evaluate the results of published studies and use this knowledge to inform their clinical practice.

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Featured Resident Research

  • Holst JM, Kilker BA, Wright S, Hoffmann B. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction:echocardiographic VALVE protocol for emergency physicians.Eur J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec 21

Featured Faculty Research

  • Michael Millin, M.D. and others publish in the Journal of Prehospital Emergency Care supporting documentation on a position statement regarding" EMS Spinal Precautions and the Use of the Long Backboard."
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  • Eili Klein, Ph.D. and others have published a paper in the American Journal of Epidemiology on a study that shows MRSA strains have seasonal patterns.
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  • Julius Pham, M.D. and others have published a commentary in The Journal of the American Medical Association about the benefits of requiring doctors in hospitals to be tested for drug and alcohol use.
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  • David Broniatowski, a School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine's Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, was among the researchers who worked on a study to develop an algorithm to leverage Twitter as a reliable way to track the prevalence of the flu.
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  • Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D. and others publish a study on the benefits of antimicobrial strategies in emergency departments.
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  • ACEP has named a paper co-authored by Sara Stewart de Ramirez, M.D., MPH, MSc and others, as one of the "Top 10 articles of the year." The paper explores why emergency medicine should be a global health priority.
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  • Gabe Kelen, M.D., Christina Catlett, M.D. and others publish an article on their study showing hospital shootings are extremely rare in the United States, and most incidents include a shooter with specific target in mind.
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  • Richard Rothman, M.D.. Ph.D., publishes major article on study showing Google Flu Trends may be useful to Emergency Departments in planning for surge.
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  • Tom Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H., publishes a paper on requirements for independent, community-based quality assessment and accountability practices in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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  • Jamil Bayram, M.D., M.P.H. publlishes a paper on disaster metrics.
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New Grants

  • Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrea Dugas, M.D., will lead a team of Johns Hopkins and other emergency department-based researchers, on a recently awarded $4.4 million federal grant to study a new rapid test for the flu at four strategically-selected medical centers in the U.S. One of the primary goals of the three-year study will be determining if the new test helps emergency doctors decide whether or not to treat sick or vulnerable patients with anti-viral medications.
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  • Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Ph.D., received a K-01 from the National Institutes of Health (NIAID)
  • Julius Pham, M.D., Ph.D., is a co-recipient of a $670,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Quality Research to improve the hospital emergency department discharge process.


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