The OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine's breakthrough research leads to new standards of care and a better understanding of important issues involving emergency medicine, disaster preparedness, and toxicology. The Center partners with policy-makers on all levels identifying and enhancing emergency healthcare issues facing our community, our state and our nation.

Current Grants

Oregon Multidisciplinary Training Program for Emergency Medicine Clinical Research
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016
Funding: $ 1,668,849.00

Building an Evidence Base for Treating the Vulnerable: A Community Partnership
9/30/2010 - 9/29/2013
Funding: $ 400,000.00

Brain Research/Acute Interventions: Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials
9/30/2007 - 8/31/2017
Funding: $ 1,694,420.00

Emergency Prehospital Investigative Consortium (EPIC)
9/1/2004 - 12/31/2015
Funding: $ 3,437,571.00

Additional emergency medicine research statistics can be found on the OHSU Research Expertise website.

You can find our department's statistics by navigating to "School of Medicine" in the listed organizations and then to "Emergency Medicine".

Paper of the Month

Trauma Study

Trauma, Triage and the Role of Patient Choice

A study lead by EM Drs. Craig Newgard, John Ma, and Ritu Sahni finds that patient choice steers some traumas away from the hospitals best-equipped to handle them. This is a follow-up to a previously published study that examined the surprising cost and prevalence of unnecessary trauma care.

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