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The Division of Emergency Medicine has a broad research agenda, with researchers involved in investigations that range from those conducted at the molecular level to those studying health care delivery systems. Many division members have appointments with the Harvard Medical School. Current clinical research projects include:
Biomedical informatics (clinical informatics, public health informatics, real time population health monitoring)
Bioterrorism preparedness, education, decision support
Head trauma/c-spine trauma
Genetics and developmental biology - (asthma, pulmonary development, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia)
Infectious diseases: bacteremia, pneumonia, UTI, febrile infants less than three months old
Infectious diseases: Innate and acquired immunity
Streptococcus pneumoniae, vaccines
Procedural sedation & analgesia, capnography
Short Stay Unit protocols, outpatient management of diseases traditionally treated in the hospital, diagnostic testing, ATLE outcomes
Sickle cell, mannose binding protein, metabolic disorders, nitric oxide
Toxicology, clinical pharmacology, environmental health, therapeutic drug trials
Violence-related injury, injury prevention
Featured researchers in the Division of Emergency Medicine:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Acute Anxiety and Pain in Children
Infectious Diseases, Trauma
Emergency Medicine, Quality Improvement
Boston Children's ED is an innovator, developing cutting-edge medical techniques and patient-service initiatives. We continually evaluate patient needs, research new methods and design best practices to advance emergency care.
Some of the initiatives that have put Boston Children's ED at the forefront of emergency services include:
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”