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Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhilOur Department has a broad range of vigorous research programs, providing opportunities for residents, students and fellows to get involved and pursue scholarly projects. Our faculty enjoys research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Research Institute, among other sources – over three million dollars in total research funding in 2018. Demonstrating our excellence in scholarship, our faculty boasts a former president of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and faculty with leadership positions in a broad array of academic societies. EM residents have participated actively in a range of research and scholarly activities, and faculty welcome resident participation in their work – see resident research highlights for more about our residents and their scholarly accomplishments.

Each year we host a Departmental Research Day, with oral and poster presentations from faculty, fellows, residents and nursing staff.

Our department benefits from the tremendous resources available at the University of Pennsylvania for research and scholarly activity, including collaboration with the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Robert Wood Foundation Scholars Program, the Center for Innovation, and a broad range of graduate programs in the biomedical sciences. To learn more about our Departmental research opportunities, view our recent Research Program Overview: Annual Update presentation describing components of our Departmental research portfolio.

While our research activity spans a wide range of topics, areas of particular scholarly focus include:

Research activities are also supported through two Departmental centers:

Additionally, our Department has been a proud supporter of a new cross-departmental translational research program which serves to enhance acute care research capability. This program, known as the Penn Acute Research Collaboration (PARC), is based at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and has enjoyed tremendous support from Penn Medicine leadership and Dean Jameson, as well as numerous departments across the medical campus. For more information, visit the PARC website.

We welcome you to learn more about our research programs, and invite current emergency medicine residents to consider joining us for a variety of fellowship opportunities!

Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, FACEP
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Resuscitation Science

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Resuscitation Science

The Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS), established in 2006 and currently led by Emergency Department faculty Benjamin Abella, is focused on the science of acute resuscitation from cardiac arrest.

Emergency Care Policy and Research

Our vision is to be the premier group facilitating innovative, interdisciplinary research across the Penn community, committed to providing patients seeking emergency care with time sensitive interventions and addressing the critical health needs of the community.

Center for Digital Health

The Center for Digital Health is committed to working on problems that lie at the intersection of health care, technology, and society.

Research Programs

Our research activity spans a wide range of topics. Below is a comprehensive outline of all of our programs. Please click on each for more detailed information.

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