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.

2019-2020 Objectives:
  1. Continue to plan and execute an annual grant writing workshop.
  2. Continue to plan and execute Research Learning Series.
  3. Support the SAEM Foundation in its efforts to fundraise.
  4. Submit at least five didactic proposals to SAEM Program Committee for presentation at the SAEM20 to include, but is not limited to: Lion’s Den, National Grand Rounds, rotating research curriculum, etc.
  5. In collaboration with Program Committee (Program Committee lead), perform an assessment (including participant evaluation and future needs) of recurring didactic programs led by Research Committee. A
  6. Work with ARMED leadership to support ongoing faculty pipeline for ARMED. A
  7. Provide formal liaisons to “ARMED for Education Scholarship” task force.
  8. Respond, as needed, to requests from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, AHRQ, CDC, PCORI, etc.) on research agenda topics or priorities.
  9. Identify and partner with key NIH authorities (e.g., Jane Scott, Jeremy Brown, etc.) to develop new and engaging NIH-related content for SAEM20 and beyond.
  10. In collaboration with the Program Committee (Research Committee lead), create research focused programming for Pediatric EM physicians and encourage these individuals to present at SAEM20.
  11. In collaboration with Program Committee (Research Committee lead), administer programs for researcher-focused networking activities at SAEM20.
  12. In collaboration with Program Committee (Research Committee lead), administer the revamped SAEM consensus conference each year.
  13. Collaborate with CRUX Interest Group to share best practices and engage in peer-to-peer and dyadic mentorship. B 
  14. Work with existing EM Networks to enhance recruitment of new sites, generation of new studies, and success of SAEM emergency care researchers.
  15. Identify and develop strategies to increase and diversify federal and non-federal funding for SAEM’s Emergency Care researchers.
  16. In collaboration with the Education and ED Administration and Clinical Operations Committees (ED Administration and Clinical Operations Committee lead), develop and present to the SAEM Board a plan for ED administration-and operations-related educational and research programs, products, and services. Within the plan, defined measures of success. A
  17. In collaboration with the Education Committee (Education Committee lead), develop tools to assist residency program directors and their trainees in meeting evolving resident scholarly activity requirements.
  18. In collaboration with Social Media Committee (Research Committee lead), develop and implement a strategy to highlight SAEM members receiving federal (especially NIH) grants, SAEM grants, and major publications.
  19. Establish and implement a leadership succession and mentorship plan for future leaders of the Committee. Special attention should be given to increasing the diversity of committee leadership. F
  20. Execution of other objectives as identified by the SAEM Board.

Mike Puskarich, MD, MS
Board Liaison: Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH
Staff Liaison: Melissa McMillian, CNP

- Present to SAEM Board only
B - Present to SAEM Board for consideration of dissemination on website with social media blast
F - Written plan to SAEM President-Elect

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