WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Emergency Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to advance research and education in emergency medicine, has recently announced that it will award up to $100,000 in new research grants to further the medical community’s understanding of and response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
"Emergency Medicine Foundation sponsored research has been defining and refining the practice of emergency medicine for almost 50 years, and it is imperative that we act immediately as new threats, like COVID-19, arise,” said David Wilcox, MD, FACEP, Chair of the EMF Board of Trustees.
Through these funds, the Emergency Medicine Foundation and ACEP seek to effect quick and meaningful change by advancing emergency patient care, improving how our health care system responds and ensuring that our health care workers are protected during this and future pandemics.
Proposals are due June 5, 2020 and eligible applicants must be a United States-based emergency physician as principal or co-principal investigator with a project active and in place by July 1, 2020. Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including Design, Cleaning, Re-use
- Ventilator Scarcity
- Laboratory Testing
- Rapid Screening, Triage and Testing
- Clinical Diagnosis
- Epidemiology of Disease
- Diagnostic Radiology, including Point of Care Ultrasound
- Emergency Medicine Workforce, including Safety
- Emergency Physician Wellness
- Special Populations (High Risk, Homeless, Non-English Speaking, Transplantation Patients)
Click here to read the request for proposals.