Director's Message

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) is a collaborative statewide Center of Excellence dedicated to improving the health-care outcomes of patients with acute illness and injuries, in both pre-hospital settings and within the hospital.

The center’s research focus extends from the pre-hospital environment, including 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) care, through the emergency department and critical care settings.

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center


Tucson Researchers, Physicians to Participate in National Study to Standardize Pediatric Seizure Care

The study aims to decrease the number of pediatric patients arriving at the emergency department with an active seizure.

Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

The nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice also helped create a Sexual Assault Response Team with experts from the university, hospital and community to guide the program and ensure it meets survivor needs.

Dr. Srikar Adhikari Receives EMF Grant to Study Artificial Intelligence for Prognosis of Ultrasound of the Lung in COVID

Srikar Adhikari, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship, received an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and FUJIFILM Sonosite’s grant, which included a new Sonosite PX point-of-care ultrasound system, to support his research, "Artificial Intelligence for Prognosis of Ultrasound of the Lung in COVID (AI PULL),” examining the role of point-of-care ultrasound in the clinical care of COVID-19 patients.

Selected Recent Publications

Pacheco GS, Patanwala AE, Leetch AN, Mendelson JS, Hurst NB, Sakles JC. "Intubation During Pediatric Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department Is Associated With Reduced First-Pass Success." Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022;38(5):e1271-e1276.
Rosario J, Lewiss RE, Stolz LA, et al. "Creating a more racial-ethnic inclusive clinical ultrasound community." Am J Emerg Med. 2022;54:208-211.
Hurst NB, Grossart EA, Knapp S, et al. "Do mnemonics help healthcare professionals learn and recall cholinergic toxidromes?" Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022:1-3.