Fellowship Program

Disaster Medicine And Emergency Preparedness Fellowship The Brown Disaster Medicine fellowship program established in 2007 is designed to provide qualified physicians the opportunity to develop expertise in the related fields of Disaster Medicine (DM) and Emergency Management (EM). The Fellowship in Disaster Medicine consists of didactic lectures, seminars, focused readings, and goal-related research in a specific area of DM and EM resulting in a peer-reviewed publication. In addition, the Fellow has the opportunity to practice real-world Disaster Preparedness and Response through our numerous domestic and international rotations, deployments, and committee membership opportunities. Upon completing the training program, graduates will be skilled in all aspects of the disaster cycle, and have the ability to assume a leadership roles in local, regional, federal, or international organizations. Brown University: http://www.brown.edu/ Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research institution that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience. Anything’s possible at Brown—the university’s commitment to undergraduate freedom means students must take responsibility as architects of their courses of study. Brown University has 51 doctoral programs and 28 master’s programs. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting. Faculty in the Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness Fellowship program leverage the interdisciplinary talent on the campus and have formed collaborations which strengthen the program while fostering research and training which transcends individual disciplines. University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF) http://www.uemf.org/ UEMF is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital (including Hasbro Children's Hospital) and The Miriam Hospital. With more than 75 full time member physicians and 20 mid-level providers, UEMF provides emergency department staffing for Rhode Island Hospital, the region’s only Level I trauma center; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only children’s specialty hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital. All UEMF member physicians are board certified in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine. As a non-profit foundation, UEMF is committed to completing its mission and vision including academic and research support. UEMF also sponsors a number of fellowship programs in conjunction with Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University. UEMF also has a billing department, business office, and provides practice management services. With over a hundred physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and research staff, UEMF is one of the largest academic practice groups in the US. PROGRAM DIRECTOR: SELIM SUNER, MD, MS, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Engineering, Professor of Surgery Dr. Suner graduated from Brown Medical School, after completing a Masters degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, also at Brown University. Dr. Suner, who is on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital, was in the first graduating class of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Residency Program in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Suner is the former team leader for the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), and he has served during multiple disaster deployments including the World Trade Center attacks and hurricane Katrina. Dr. Suner is the Director for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine at Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and also serves as Chairman of Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee. Dr. Suner participates in many committees working on disaster preparedness at the local, state, national and international venues. Dr. Suner is an international expert in emergency preparedness and disaster medicine and has given over 100 lectures related to disaster medicine and emergency preparedness, worldwide. Dr. Suner’s Research Interests: Neural control of movement, disaster and mass gathering medicine, CO toxicity, hyperbaric medicine, translational topics in biomedical engineering and asthma. Dr. Suner also teaches a course in the School of Engineering.