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Collaboration Services

Research Resources

The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Research provides support, guidance, and resources for investigators to engage in a wide array of research collaboratives, programs, and projects. The Division of Research assists Emergency Medicine departments across the entire University Hospitals network from funding and IRB submission through execution, post-project reporting and dissemination. If you are interested in conducting research with our emergency medicine team, please contact us at EDresearch@UHhospitals.org to initiate the process. If study involves enrollment in the ED, please reach out to us.

Research Credentialing

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Our team assists all researchers including faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in completing the steps to become a credentialed research associate at University Hospitals. Our team supports these associates through required training, background check, and the application process.

Regulatory Support

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Our project managers (PMs) provide guidance and support for clinical research, clinical trials, quality improvement projects, etc. that take place in the adult emergency departments throughout University Hospitals. The PMs support the Emergency Medicine researchers and associates in, but not limited to, navigating an IRB submission, maintaining regulatory documents, and following federal, state, and institutional policies to remain compliant.

Biostatistical Support

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Our department’s Biostatistician can assist in the composition of study design, analysis, and interpretation of research findings as well as data acquisition. This support extends to collaborative IRB applications, conference abstracts/posters, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

Grant Submissions and Management

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Our team can assist with grant applications and submissions through federal, foundation, and local grants while also providing contacts and timelines for submissions. Furthermore, we have a great working relationship with University Hospital’s grants teams to help locate, obtain, and manage grant funding.

Collaboration with University Hospitals Departments

Pharmacy Services

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone), coordinated by the Ohio Department of Health, is an education network for opioid overdose and naloxone distribution programs. Under UH Pharmacy leadership, our ED research team assists with planning and distributing Naloxone throughout the UH Emergency Departments and Northeast Ohio community events. Visit the Ohio Department of Health website for more information about Project DAWN.

News Releases

Oct 2023 News Release
Aug 2023 News Release

Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Unit

During respiratory virus season, we collaborate with the Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (IDCTU) to facilitate the CORVETS (Cleveland Ohio Respiratory Viruses Vaccines Effectiveness across Traditional Risk Factors and Social Determinants of Health) public health surveillance program at five UH Emergency Departments (EDs): UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center, UH St. John Medical Center, UH Portage Medical Center, and UH Parma Medical Center. This initiative’s purpose is to track and study natural immunity and effectiveness of vaccinations for flu and COVID-19. Our team facilitates each ED site’s engagement through communication, regulatory review, process mapping, site implementation, and operational oversight. Learn more about the CORVETS public health surveillance program.