Research Committee

The Research Committee serves as a resource for preparing materials to help SAEM’s members improve their research skills, and for finding funding opportunities to support their research and the presentation of such research through didactics, abstracts, articles, workshops, and other channels.

The Research Committee’s objectives include:
  1. Continue to plan and execute an annual grant writing workshop.
  2. Support the SAEM Foundation in its efforts to increase the number and funding amounts of grants. (This may include a strategy for industry sponsorship of specific grants through the Foundation.)
  3. Submit at least five didactics for the SAEM19 which will include, but is not limited to: Lion’s Den, National Grand Rounds, rotating research curriculum.
  4. Perform an assessment (including participant evaluation and future needs) of recurring didactic programs that have been led through the research committee.
  5. Support and Evaluate ARMED: Longitudinal Research Development Program.
  6. Respond as needed to requests from federal funding agencies on research agenda topics or priorities. (NIH, AHRQ, CDC, PCORI others).
  7. Partner with key NIH partners (Jane Scott, Jeremy Brown, etc.) to develop new and engaging NIH related content for annual meeting and beyond.
  8. Partner with SAEM program committee to enhance networking aspects of annual meeting with a focus on researcher networking sessions/ content.
  9. Work with ACEP RC to develop and conduct a diversity survey of EM researchers.
  10. Support, Select and Direct new iteration of SAEM consensus conference. (Research Committee to lead with support from Program Committee.)
  11. Determine the need for a virtual (or live) home for EM research professionals (clinical research coordinators, Research assistants, administrators, IRB specialists, finance managers, and the like to share best practices, and mentorship of both staff and physicians alike, as well as Society etc.
  12. Develop a multi-center study clearinghouse of proposed studies from committee members (and other SAEM members) that could benefit from or accommodate multi-center collaboration. Develop a way to incorporate some matchmaking into this process.
  13. Conduct an exploratory needs assessment and, if a need is identified, develop a feasible proposal to build a central research admin resource/bank of hours (perhaps donated by senior investigators) for junior/inexperienced investigators to utilize RA time for IRB application development, perhaps biostatistician time, data cleaning, etc.


Chair: Zachary Franklin Meisel, MD, MPH, MSc

Board Liaison: Ali Raja, MD, MPH, MBA
Staff Liaison: Milissa McMillian


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