Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Research Day

Our 5th Annual ED Research Day took place on Wednesday, April 5th 2017, in Smilow Atrium and Rubenstein Auditorium. This event was open to the public. We're looking forward to seeing you next year! Check back here in early 2018, for more information.

EM Research Day is a terrific opportunity for the entire department to come together and learn about each other’s scholarly activity. Last year, we had 34 poster presenters, 5 presenters who faced the EM “Shark Tank” panelists, and 7 oral presentations from a diverse group (nurses, residents, faculty, and fellows from PPMC, PAH, CHOP, and HUP - the whole spectrum of who we are as a department), and feedback about the event was outstanding.

Our guest of honor & keynote speaker was Federico Vaca, MD, MPH, an accomplished EM physician, scholar and mentor at Yale Emergency Medicine. Dr. Vaca's visit to Penn, and the ED Research Day program, was co-sponsored by the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC). For more information about the PISC, visit their web site.

Keynote Speaker: Federico Vaca, MD, MPH

Yale Emergency Medicine — New Haven, CT

"The Complexities of Factors Influencing the Risk of Crash Injury in Adolescent and Young Adult Drivers"

Dr. Vaca

Dr. Vaca is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in Yale School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine and he holds a secondary appointment in the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Vaca previously served as a Medical Fellow for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, D.C. He serves on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ Committee on Operator Education and Regulation, ANB30 and its Young Driver Subcommittee. Dr. Vaca was a recent Collaborating-Visiting Scholar at the NIH-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR), Health Behavior Branch (HBB).

Dr. Vaca is a research and academic mentor to research fellows in the NIDA-funded K12 Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction and the Yale University Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

His research has focused on adolescent development and behaviors that influence the risk of motor vehicle crash morbidity and mortality as well as health disparities in injury and alcohol use disorders. Dr. Vaca has served on several national expert panels directed by the National Institutes of Health, National Academies of Science and the Transportation Research Board, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Safe States Alliance (formerly the State Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association), and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dr. Vaca has served as member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist member of the National Hispanic Science Network.

Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby (Atrium level)

...enter through Perelman Center main lobby, take escalators up to the atrium level and make a right turn.

Learn about current research from Penn's Emergency Department faculty, nurses, residents, fellows. Held annually. CLICK TO ENLARGE: