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Research Programs

A wide variety of clinical research activities are underway in Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University's Department of Emergency Medicine, reflecting the diverse interests of our faculty and residents. Several Emergency Medicine faculty members have been awarded federal grants. The Department is well-represented at national Emergency Medicine research meetings.

Medical students and resident physicians are invited and encouraged to participate in research projects under the guidance of Emergency Medicine faculty in on-going studies and to develop independent research projects. Opportunities for interdepartmental collaborative research efforts and for basic science research exist within Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Resources are available to support student and resident research both in the Department and throughout the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Campus.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has active research programs in emergency ultrasound; acute neurological illness and injury such as acute stroke, status epilepticus, and traumatic brain injury; critical illness; and emerging infectious diseases.

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The Department of Emergency Medicine is a Clinical Research Hub  for a multi-site network of academic and community hospitals (PHILA-NETT) actively engaged in studies the effectiveness of new treatments for neurological emergencies affecting children or adults, which include traumatic brain injuries, head trauma, seizures, stroke, meningitis and spinal cord injuries. This NINDS-funded , ten-year project brings together 17 national sites and a collaborative effort involves emergency physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, interventional radiologists, rehabilitation therapists and pediatricians. 

EMERGEncy ID NET is an interdisciplinary, multicenter, ED-based network for research of emerging infectious diseases. EMERGEncy ID NET was established in cooperation with the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the CDC’s strategy to expand and complement existing disease detection and control activities. The network is based at 11 university-affiliated, urban hospital EDs with a combined annual patient visit census of more than 900,000. Data are collected during ED evaluation of patients with specific clinical syndromes, and are electronically stored, transferred, and analyzed at a central receiving site. Residents and students are invited to participate in on-going studies and to initiate related investigational studies.

Temple EM clinical studies in, a Service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health can be found here.

Residency candidates are invited to contact Nina Gentile, MD, Director of Research ( to discuss Emergency Medicine research opportunities at Temple.