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Our 9th Annual ED Research Day will take place on Wednesday April 14, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm. This year's event will be an all virtual event, showcasing  excellent research work from throughout the Department.

EM Research Day is a terrific opportunity for the entire department to learn about each other’s scholarly activity. This academic year, we will have a high quality cohort of research presentations, organized in a virtual format. Speakers will represent the diverse range of our emergency medicine enterprise, including nurses, residents, faculty, and fellows from our different hospital sites – the whole spectrum of who we are as a department.

Schedule Of Events

9:00 am: Keynote Speaker—Dr. Harrison Alter, MD, MS

10:00 am: Penn EM Research Group Presentations

11:00 am: Research Original Science Abstracts

For more information please see the EM Research Day Program here: 2021 Emergency Medicine Research Day Program

This year, our guest of honor & keynote speaker will be Harrison Alter, MD, MS

Dr. Harrison Alter, MD, MS

Founding Executive Director & Director of Research, Andrew
Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Attending Physician, Highland Hospital – Alameda Health System

Dr. Harrison Alter, MD, MS, received his medical degree from UCSF, his Master’s in Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington. He is the Associate Chair for Research at Highland Hospital — Alameda Health System Department of Emergency Medicine, and has been an attending emergency physician at Highland since 2004. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. Notably, Dr. Alter serves as Founding Director and Director of Research at the Andrew Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine. The Levitt Center currently works in alcohol, gun injury, health-related social needs such as housing and hunger, public health screening, commercial sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, opioid dependence, economic opportunity, and other areas.

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