Clinical and Translational

Clinical and Translational Research Faculty

Kurt Denninghoff, MD
Associate Head, Research

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine (UA DEM) is pleased to offer a robust clinical and translational research collaborative program that bridges discoveries in basic science with clinical research. The interdisciplinary program collaborates nationally with NIH partners, regionally with hospitals and EMS systems in the southwest region and locally with UA departments and colleges including: trauma surgery, nephrology/critical care, neurology, cardiology, the College of Nursing and the College of Engineering and others to provide a nationally recognized emergency care translational research effort.

To assist with the research mission of the department, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week research nursing team at The University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus, assists clinically in the emergency department while actively enrolling patients who meet the criteria into a variety of research studies.

Under the leadership of Kurt Denninghoff, MD, the clinical and translational research collaborative has developed three major research focus areas, clinical trials, device development and regional outreach.

  • Regional Outreach: The clinical and translational collaborative is part of a network that participates in the NIH Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network.
  • Clinical Trials: UA Emergency Medicine is a leader in emergency medicine clinical trial research. The collaborative conducts research on a variety of patient and community health issues in emergency medicine.   
  • Device Development: The clinical and translational collaborative works interdisciplinary to develop innovative medical devices to advance patient care in the emergency department and the intensive care unit.


Thank you for your interest!