The Indiana EMergency Care REsearch (Indiana EMCARE) training program at Indiana University School ofMedicine (IUSM)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This application proposes the Indiana Emergency Care Research training program (IndianaEMCARE) at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), currently the nation's largestallopathic medical school. As a unique identifier, Indiana EMCARE will offer specific expertise intraining scholars to conduct clinical trials. For the scholars, the clinical trials focus will provide skill toaddress a critical gap in knowledge translation, but will accommodate and facilitate virtually anyintrinsic clinical interest held by scholars. Clinical trials can include a wide range of topics from earlyphase, translational trials with emphasis in technology transfer, to single center studies of devicediagnostic accuracy, to multicenter randomized controlled treatment trials. This focus will be driven bythe manifest clinical trial expertise of both co-principle investigators, one from emergency medicine(Jeffrey Kline MD) and the other from internal medicine (Kurt Kroenke MD). Dr. Kline brings decadesof experience training 12 research fellows in emergency medicine, and continuous NIH or AHRQfunding as PI since 2003. Dr. Kroenke brings decades of experience as PI on multiple traininggrants, including a T32, KL2, R25 and K30 awards. Dr. Kroenke will direct the coursework portion ofIndiana EMCARE, known as the Career development, Education, and Research Training, or CERTprogram, which grants a Master of Science in Clinical Research. To be responsive to the publishedrequest for applications, Indiana EMCARE leadership that includes a program director fromemergency medicine (Kline) and psychiatry (Alexander Niculescu, MD PhD) with mentorship andtangible commitment from the School of Nursing. Scholars can choose from 15 clinician-researcherswho represent 10 disciplines, including emergency medicine, cardiology, pulmonology, psychiatry,rehabilitative medicine, and nursing. The program will seek and recruit the true rising stars in the field,with a plan to enhance diversity, evidenced already by the list of potential scholars in waiting.Oversight is provided by an internal committee comprising five senior leaders, all of whom have atminimum, directed a T32 program and three external advisors with R01 funding and collectiveexpertise in emergency medicine and psychiatry. The program will incorporate bidirectional evaluationof the scholars, their mentors and the PDs, as well as evaluation of the program by the advisorycommittees. Each scholar must produce a manuscript submitted for peer review and write a first draftof a K23 application (or, depending upon the particular trainee, another relevant NIH application suchas an R21).
Effective start/end date8/15/166/30/21


  • National Institutes of Health: $51,975.00

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