Senior Research Director: Mary Frances Ward, RN, MS, ANP
Research Director: Jason D’Amore, MD

Emergency Medicine research is flourishing at North Shore-LIJ's Department of Emergency Medicine in New York. Since its inception in 1994, our research program has expanded beyond the scope of clinical research to include a translational research fellowship program and an NIH-funded basic science research laboratory. The clinical research program aims to provide support for scholarly activities that contribute to the expansion of medical knowledge in the field of emergency medicine. Over the years, our basic science research program has become an R01-funded laboratory located in the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research where many novel investigations of cytokines, sepsis and ischemia have led to prestigious peer-reviewed publications, presentations, invited lectures and patents with a focus on sepsis and myocardial and cerebral ischemia.

Academic Associates Program
As we constantly seek to improve our research infrastructure, we have incorporated an Academic Associates program. This one-year program employs highly competent and motivated college and medical school graduates who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Since its inception, departmental research productivity has increased and continues to grow. The Academic Associates are available to provide assistance to our physician researchers during all phases of the research process.

Volunteer Research Interns
In the spirit of supporting the development of future physicians, scientists and academicians, our Emergency Medicine Research program also welcomes individuals to become involved as Volunteer Research Interns. In the past, we have had exceptional high school students (including Intel and Westinghouse finalists); undergraduate and graduate students; medical students; nursing and nurse practitioner students, as well as physician assistant students participate as Research Interns. The Volunteer Research Internships Program has been used in the past to supplement both undergraduate and graduate curricula and has been accepted as an elective course at times. Please consult your registrar for further information on receiving course credit for program participation.

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