Faculty members in the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Fellows are productive in a wide breadth of clinical and basic science research, from internal quality improvement to multicentered trials. The University Emergency Medicine Foundation, the academic practice group of the Department of emergency medicine for The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, supports faculty with a research team including a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator, a Research Administrator, Research Assistants, and a Biostatistician. The Section has research space within the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, fully equipped basic science laboratories at Brown University, and co-directs the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center.
Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been an active contributor to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) since 2011. Hasbro faculty are also actively involved in collaborative research with the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials network, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee ( SOEM-CRC ), and the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University .
Faculty members and Fellows in the Section of Emergency Medicine are actively involved in quality initiatives in pediatric emergency medicine. The Hasbro Emergency Department and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Inpatient Services are members of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Sepsis Collaborative (LINK to CHA Sepsis Collaborative), the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine Committee on Quality Transformation and Clinical guidelines committee and lead the Hasbro Children’s Hospital ED clinical guidelines initiative. Faculty are also represented on the ACEP PEM Clinical Guidelines committee.
Additionally, PEM Faculty are involved in collaborative research and community projects with partners at the Lifespan Injury Prevention Center.
James Linakis, MD, PhD - Research Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tom Chun, MD, MPH - Associate Director Clinical Research Department of Emergency Medicine
Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE - Director of Postgraduate Academic Career Development, Hasbro Children’s Hospital Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine / Associate Director, Master of Science in Population Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Summer Research Assistantship in Emergency Medicine (SRA-EM) are available annually to undergraduate students enrolled in Brown's PLME program and 1st year medical students enrolled in the Alpert Medical School.