Research

Research within the specialty of Emergency Medicine continues to grow nationally, and this trend is prominent at the University of California, San Francisco. We have several faculty who have primary research careers and a large number of faculty who pursue research alongside their mainly clinical responsibilities. Over the last few years, we have amassed over $3 million dollars in extramural funding from sources including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Heart Association. We also have several faculty who are participating in our institutional KL2 career development program. Research interests are diverse, and represent the full spectrum of translational research from basic science to clinical patient-oriented investigation to policy scholarship.

Our faculty publishes nearly fifty peer-reviewed manuscripts annually, and routinely present at national and international conferences. We have many multidisciplinary collaborators in Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and others. We are fortunate to be able to involve fellows, residents, as well as medical students in many of the ongoing projects. We strive to create an atmosphere which is conducive to the conduct of research, and as one of the nationally-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institutes, we have the Departmental and University resources to enable our faculty to thrive in their research pursuits.