Jeffrey Caterino, MD
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Research is one of the Department of Emergency Medicine's core missions. The research mission allows for engagement of faculty, fellows, residents, students and research staff. We have built a strong and sustainable clinical research program which receives funding from NIH, foundation, and industry sources. Our infrastructure includes a research nurse manager, four research coordinators and three research assistants, as well as biostatistics and study design assistance.
The clinical research group has received NIH funding in multiple areas. Dr. Caterino's R01-funded work is in the area of developing novel diagnostics for urinary tract infection in older adults. The group also successfully participates in several large-scale NIH research consortia. Dr. Terndrup is co-PI of the Ohio consortia for the PETAL (Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury) Network. Drs. Caterino and Terndrup are co-PIs in Ohio State's neurologic study groups - NETT and StrokeNet. The department also participates as a study site for several R01 trials in syncope, respiratory infection and suicide prevention, among others. Additional areas of funding and interest include resuscitation, prehospital and stroke.
The department has a long standing laboratory research effort initially lead by Dr. Charles Brown from 1985-1995 and subsequently led by Dr. Angelos. Since 1995, we have trained a variety of research fellows and graduate students, three of whom obtained their PhD and three who obtained their master's degree while working in our laboratory. Current investigators include Andy Chen, PhD, an NIH-funded investigator, and Mahmoud Khan, PhD. We currently have two large, well-resourced laboratories located in the Davis Heart Lung Research Institute. Our laboratory research program focuses on cardiac injury.
In addition to our laboratory and clinical research programs, we have a core group of faculty educators in our department who are engaged in educational research and have a strong track record of publication in this area. Dr. Sorabh Khandelwal and Dr. Nick Kman are focused on medical student education and Dr. Dan Martin and Dr. Diane Gorgas together with the residency leadership team are examining teaching methods in residency learning. Dr. David Bahner, a world-recognized expert in ultrasound education, has published multiple studies in this area. These areas represent important areas of research for our specialty.
There is ample opportunity for trainees to participate in research. The department accepts up to one research fellow a year into our SAEM-approved fellowship. The goal is to provide appropriate mentorship to allow the fellow to complete an advanced degree and to be competitive for NIH K08 or K23 funding upon graduation. For 2016, the residency has instituted tracks including a research track. Residents selecting this track will be mentored with the goal of understanding research methodology and study design, design and complete a research project, and be introduced to grant applications. Upon completion, they will be ready to pursue research fellowships if desired and/or be able to design and conduct trials independently. Other residents and medical students are able to participate in research projects in any of the areas described above.
The future of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine is bright. We are strongly committed to growing this mission over the next years in conjunction with the College of Medicine's goal to increase our research standing. We will do this by expanding our base of research faculty, ensuring the success of those faculty and increasing involvement of trainees in the research mission.
Jeffrey Caterino, MD
Vice Chair for Research
The Ohio State University College of Medicine