• 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 prehospital settings and within the hospital.

AEMRC

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

AEMRC News

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.


Rapid Care Guidelines for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Improve Survival

An evaluation of emergency medicine guidelines showed proper care on the scene of a brain injury is critical to survival and ongoing brain health.


Selected Recent Publications

Glenn MJ, Rice AD, Primeau K, et al. "Refusals After Prehospital Administration of Naloxone during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021;25(1):46-54.
Davis CS, Carr DH, Glenn MJ, Samuels EA. "Legal Authority for Emergency Medical Services to Increase Access to Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder." Ann Emerg Med. 2021;78(1):102-108.
Dalen JE, Stein PD, Plitt JL, Jaswal N, Alpert JS. "Extended Thromboprophylaxis for Medical Patients." Am J Med. 2020;133(1):9-11.
Hughes KE, Hughes PG, Cahir T, et al. "Advanced closed-loop communication training: the blindfolded resuscitation." BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2020;6(4):235-238.
Rinner GR, Watkins SA, Shirazi FMazda, et al. "Fatal abrin poisoning by injection." Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020:1-3.