Department of Emergency Medicine faculty receive national and institutional grant funding

Five faculty at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine are investigators and co-investigators on several new collaborative research grants, including federal, foundation, and institution awards.

Federal Awards

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Awards in Aging Annual Meeting
Funding Source: NIH/NIA and the American Federation for Aging Research (2R13AG058415)
Principal investigator: Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, RN, PhD, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Duration: June 2024 to May 2025
Activities: The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) program supports talented scientists in aging research prepared to take an active leadership role in transformative change that will lead to improved research or healthcare outcomes. This funding gathers faculty with this career development (K) award and global leaders in aging research to offer education, mentorship, and coaching. By being one of the PIs for the grant and one of the leaders for the meeting, Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi is helping develop the next generation of aging researchers across fields of aging research.

Clinical Decision Support for Early Detection of Deterioration in Hospitalized Children
Funding Source: NIH/NHLBI R01 (R01HL173037)
Principal investigators:

Duration: May 2024 to March 2029
Aim: Develop a clinical decision support tool that is accurate, interpretable, and actionable for early detection of cardiopulmonary deterioration events in children.
 

Institutional Award

Use of a Translational Lung on a Chip Model to Catalyze Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances for Aspiration Pneumonia
Funding Source: Wisconsin Partnership Program New Investigator Program grant
Principal investigators:

  • Hilary Faust, MD, MTR, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Michael Pulia, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Amount: $150,000
Duration: April 2024 to March 2026
Aim: This project is seeking to develop a novel diagnostic model for aspiration pneumonia (AP) through identification of a unique molecular signature for lung injury due to aspiration. Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality in older adults and about 15 percent of cases are due to AP, which currently lacks objective diagnostic criteria and methodology for identifying high risk patients. The results of this project could inform identification of effective interventions for AP and promote improved health outcomes for at-risk older adults throughout Wisconsin. Learn more about this project
 

Foundation Awards

Additionally, two faculty have received scholarship grants from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation.

Non-Promotable Task Completion by Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Recipient
: Joe-Ann Moser, MD, MS, education fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Sponsor: SAEM Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM)
Amount: $5,000
Aim: Identify non-promotable tasks performed by academic junior faculty in emergency medicine and examine these tasks in a national sample to explore potential disparities and inform future research. Learn more about this project

A Qualitative Case Study Analysis of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders in Emergency Medicine
Recipient
: Ryan Tsuchida, MD, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Sponsor: SAEM Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM)
Amount: $6,000
Aim: This project will build on Dr. Tsuchida’s expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leadership to examine the experiences of EDI leaders in emergency medicine to guide the development of best practices for these roles. Learn more about this project