Emergency Medicine

EMERGE: Enabling Medical Research Growth in Emergency Medicine

Program Directors

  • Lance Becker

    Lance Becker, MD

    Dr. Becker is Professor of Emergency Medicine (Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) and Founding Director of the Penn Center for Resuscitation Science, an interdisciplinary center focused on research and training to save lives from sudden death. Dr. Becker’s primary research interest is the study of resuscitation pathophysiology in a translational bench-to-community context.

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  • Stephen E. Kimmel

    Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE

    Dr. Kimmel is Director of the CCEB’s Clinical Epidemiology Unit. His research focuses on the effects and proper uses of drugs and devices for patients with cardiac diseases. He has been a continuous, principal-investigator with NHLBI funding for the past 20 years. He also have extensive experience as a training program leader and mentor. He has been the primary mentor for 24 degree-based trainees and numerous other residents, fellows, and faculty, almost all of whom are engaged in clinical research within academic medical institutions.

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Program Steering Committee

  • Jill Baren

    Jill Baren, MD, MBE

    is Chair and Professor Chair of Emergency Medicine (primary) and Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Baren provides combined expertise in clinical trials in the emergency department setting and in the ethics of human research.

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  • Kathy Shaw

    Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE

    is Professor of Pediatrics (primary) and Epidemiology, the Nicholas Crognale Endowed Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chair for Quality and Patient Safety, and Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Shaw is a national leader in pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety. Her research interests include the diagnosis and management of acute pediatric illness and injuries, most notably urinary tract infections and bronchiolitis, and in emergency medicine safety and quality improvement initiatives.

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Curriculum Directors

  • Dennis Durbin

    Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE

    (Senior Advisor) is Professor of Pediatrics and an Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He also is the Co-Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. Dr. Durbin’s research interests are in the area of prevention of traffic-related injuries to children and adolescents.

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  • Cynthia Mollen

    Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE

    (Curriculum Co-Director) is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She also is the Co-Scientific Director of PolicyLab at CHOP, a research center of emphasis that works to bridge patient care, research, and policy change. Dr. Mollen’s research career focuses on adolescent health in the emergency department, with an emphasis on reducing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in this population. She also has expertise in qualitative research methods.

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