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Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR)


While not a complete list, this illustrates the success of emergency physicians in obtaining funding to investigate a broad range of research topics in the acute care of older adults.

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Elizabeth Goldberg, MD, GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute & Post-acute Care Coordination Program for Fall Prevention in the Emergency Department

John Haran, MD, Study of the Intestinal Microbiome, Antimicrobial Use, and Clostridium difficile Infections in Long-term Care Facility Residents

Kei Ouchi, MD, MPH, Identifying and Empowering Older Adults with Serious Illness to Formulate their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department



Scott Dresden, MD, MS: Effects of a Dedicated Nurse Liaison Intervention for Geriatric Patients in the Emergency Department 



Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH:Transport PLUS: Improving Transitions of Care By Adding Value to Routine Patient Transports



Tony Rosen, MD, MPH:Improving Recognition of Elder Abuse through Analysis of Highly Adjudicated Cases

Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD: Pilot trial of ED intervention and referral for alcohol misuse in older adults



Maura Kennedy, MD, MPH: Assessment of Emergency Department Patients Who Develop Delirium after Hospital Admission        



Adit Ginde, MD, MPH: Vitamin D Supplementation and Acute Respiratory Infection in Older Nursing Home Residents 

Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE: The Effect of Emergency Department Overcrowding on Delirium in Older Adults     



Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS: Developing Emergency Department Quality of Care Indicators for Community Dwelling Elders     



Brian J. Blyth, MD: Pharmacologic Stabilization of HIF-1 for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease         

Jeffrey Caterino, MD: Predictors of Clinical Course in Infected ED Elders     



Christopher Carpenter, MD: Non-Traumatic, Acute Abdominal Pain in ED Elderly, A Series of Systematic Reviews and A Clinical Consensus Conference       

Fredric Hustey, MD: The Use of a Computerized System to Improve Information Transfer During Patient Transition from Skilled Nursing Facilities to the Emergency Department       

Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP: Identification of "Low Risk" Older Patients with Syncope        



Ula Hwang, MD, MPH: Geriatric Pain Management in the Emergency Department (ED) Setting  



Kevin Terrell, DO: Computer-Assisted Decision Support to Increase the Safety of Prescribing to Older Adults in the Emergency Department           



Manish N. Shah, MD: Pre-hospital Screening to Prevent Injuries and Illness    

Scott T. Wilber, MD: Prediction of Short-Term Functional Decline and Service Needs in Older ED Patients   



Kennon Heard, MD: Acute Drug Toxicity in Elderly Patients: A National Study of Overdoses, Adverse -Drug Reactions and Poisoning       

Stephen Meldon, MD: An ED-Based Falls Prevention Screening and Referral Program 

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