Research Committee

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Olga Kovalerchik, MD
Yale University
Vice Chair
William Bianchi, DO
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Staff Liaison
Todd Downing
Board Liaison, Secretary/Editor, EM Resident
Thomas Eales, DO
Indiana University

Interested in doing research but don’t know how to get started? Check out EMRA’s series for answers to your questions, ranging from how to get motivated to how to submit a paper!

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36 must read articles. 12 for junior residents. 12 for senior residents/attendings. 12 controversial topics.

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Committee Objectives

  • The Research Committee Chair serves as a representative to the Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network.
  • Develop comprehensive resource for students and residents interested or currently involved in emergency medicine research.
  • Review survey requests received by the EMRA Board of Directors (for distribution to the general membership).
  • Act as EMRA’s internal organizational research resource for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting membership data
  • Promote Research grants and assist with follow-up and publication in EM Resident magazine
  • Improve communication with the membership by active communication of opportunities, updating of projects, via resources such as the EMRA blog, Monthly What's Up E-Publication, resident monthly and email list.
  • Create education resources for EMRA members wanting to participate in research (i.e. grant writing work shops).
  • Generate research on available EM education and educational tools.

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EMResearchBook Emergency Medicine Research Handbook for Residents and Medical Students (2012)
by Brian C. Geyer, MD, PhD, MPH and Elizabeth Goldberg, MD

This handbook is the result of over two years of discussion within the EMRA Research Committee about how to assist emergency medicine residents and medical students who are just getting started in research. The scholarly project that all emergency medicine residents are obligated to complete during residency is an opportunity to get your feet wet in research, discover answers to clinical questions you may encounter in your practice, and maybe even find meaningful mentorship that will outlast residency

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Research Funding Opportunities

EMRA Member Survey Policies

The policies below are excerpts from EMRA's Policy Compendium.

Member Survey Policy

Surveys may be submitted to the EMRA Research Committee for consideration by all current EMRA members. The EMRA Research Committee will review the survey for scientific merit, research methodology, and potential benefit to the membership and organization. Feedback may be provided to survey authors by members of the EMRA Research Committee to help clarify or refine questions prior to distribution. Final approval of the survey lies with the EMRA Board of Directors. 

Surveys intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals or abstract submission at national conferences should have approval from an Institutional Review Board prior to submission. The results of surveys not intended for peer-reviewed publication should have their findings published in EM Resident Magazine or on Survey findings primarily published in peer-reviewed journals should be summarized in EM Resident Magazine or on

Surveys should not solicit or advocate for commercial items, must not engage in reciprocity or the offering of financial/commercial incentives to portions of the membership, and must also not engage in predatory tactics, with any potential conflicts to be arbitrated by the EMRA Research Committee.

Member E-mails

The distribution of member emails will be limited to occasions by which the executive director feels that dissemination of such information is important for promoting the mission and goals of EMRA. Member emails will not be released to outside organizations.

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