Current Funding

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The Department of Emergency Medicine has a strong history in encouraging faculty members to seek and obtain federal and foundation funding for academic research, and with over $5 million in external funding annually, ranks among the top-funded departments of EM in the nation. 


Currently active within the Department are five R01  grants, four R21  grants, two R03  grants, and one U34  grant which support clinical research. Faculty members also currently hold one AHRQ R18  grant, one SAMHSA  grant, one K23  award, one grant from NHTSA / Rhode Island DOT  and three foundation  grants. Six industry-sponsored trials  are currently active in the Anderson Emergency Department. Two pediatric studies are active in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital ED as part of our participation in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) , and two neurological emergency trials are active in the Anderson ED as part of our participation in the Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN ) network.


Current Grants:

The department is currently conducting over a hundred studies ranging from basic science to implementation research to industry-funded studies. Below is a list of current, externally funded research for which the Department of Emergency Medicine is the lead site and grant recipient.


  • R01 NIH/NICHD: A Technology-Augmented Intervention to Prevent Peer Violence & Depressive Symptoms Among At-Risk Emergency Department Adolescents (Dr. Ranney)
  • R01 NIH / NIAAA: Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (Dr. Linakis)
  • R01 NIH / NINDS: A Novel Cyclic Peptide-Based Treatment for TBI (Dr. Chodobski)
  • R01 NIH / NIAMS: Non-tribologic Bioactivity of Lubricin (Dr. Jay)
  • R01 NIH / NIAAA: IAMSBIRT: Implementing Alcohol Misuse SBIRT in a National Cohort of Pediatric Trauma Centers (Dr. Mello)
  • R21 NIH / NICHD: A Computer-Based ED Intervention to Improve Pediatric Asthma Medicine Adherence (Dr. Garro)
  • R21 NIH / NIAAA: An e-parenting Skills Intervention to Decrease Injured Adolescents' Alcohol Use (Dr. Mello)
  • R21 NIH / NICHD: A Text-Message Cyberbullying Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Primary Care Patients (Dr. Ranney)
  • R21 NIH / NINDS: Use of Multifunctional rhPRG4 Biologic for Treatment of TBI (Dr. Chodobski)
  • Ro3 NIH / NIAID Evaluation of Management Strategies for Maximizing Supportive Care for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (Dr. Levine)
  • R03 NIH / NIA GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute & Post-acute Care Coordination Program for Fall Prevention in the Emergency Department (Dr. Goldberg)
  • U34 NIH / NIDDK Non-Operative Management of Pediatric Appendicitis: A Randomized Controlled Study (Dr. Chun)
  • R18 AHRQ: Targeted Delivery of Multi-paramedic Telemetry Clinical Messages to Mitigate Alarm Fatigue (Dr. Kobayashi)
  • SAMHSA: SBIRT Training for Emergency Medicine Residents and Fourth Year Medical Students (Dr. Mello)
  • K23 NIH / NIMH: Text-Message-Based Depression Prevention for High-Risk Youth in the ED (Dr. Ranney)
  • Rhode Island DOT: Child Passenger Safety in Rhode Island (Dr. Burstein)
  • Rhode Island Foundation: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring to Track Post-Discharge Blood Pressures in At Risk Individuals (Dr. Goldberg)
  • Robert Leet Patterson and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust: StoP STRokE: Sex-Specific Prevention of Stroke Through Reproductive Risk factors and sex-steroid Effects (Dr. Madsen)
  • The MayDay Fund: Healing and Preventing Pain after Injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Venlafaxine following Motor Vehicle Collision (Dr. Beaudoin)