Dr. Benjamin Abella
Our Department has a broad range of vigorous research programs, providing opportunities for residents, students and fellows to get involved and pursue scholarly projects. Our faculty enjoys research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Research Institute, among other sources – over 5 million dollars in total research funding in 2013. Demonstrating our excellence in scholarship, our faculty boasts a former president of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, and faculty with leadership positions in a broad array of academic societies. EM residents have participated actively in a range of research and scholarly activities, and faculty welcome resident participation in their work – see resident research highlights for more about our residents and their scholarly accomplishments.
Each year we host a Departmental Research Day, with oral and poster presentations from faculty, fellows, residents and nursing staff.
Our department benefits from the tremendous resources available at the University of Pennsylvania for research and scholarly activity, including collaboration with the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Robert Wood Foundation Scholars Program, the Center for Innovation, and a broad range of graduate programs in the biomedical sciences.
While our research activity spans a wide range of topics, areas of particular scholarly focus include:
- Health care policy
- Emergency care health services research
- Resuscitation science and critical care
- Clinical bedside ultrasound
Research activities are also supported through two Departmental centers:
We welcome you to learn more about our research programs, and invite current emergency medicine residents to consider joining us for a variety of fellowship opportunities!