• 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.

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

Partnering with Public Health and Police to Treat Opioid Overdoses

The UA Emergency Medicine physicians are training first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and properly administer the drug naloxone to save lives.


UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.


UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39 Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.


Selected Recent Publications

Waterbrook AL, Balcik BJ, Goshinska AJohn. "Blood Glucose Levels After Local Musculoskeletal Steroid Injections in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Review." Sports Health. 2017:1941738117702585.
Amini R, Wyman MT, Hernandez NC, Guisto JA, Adhikari S. "Use of Emergency Ultrasound in Arizona Community Emergency Departments." J Ultrasound Med. 2017.
Denninghoff KR, Nuño T, Pauls Q, et al. "Prehospital Intubation is Associated with Favorable Outcomes and Lower Mortality in ProTECT III." Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017:1-6.
Natt B, Hypes C, Basken R, Malo J, Kazui T, Mosier J. "Suspected Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation." J Extra Corpor Technol. 2017;49(1):54-58.