Dr. Peter Rosen Memorial Keynote

Presented by Dr. Jane Scott

Advancing Emergency Care Research: Reflecting on Our Past, Looking to Our Future

Jane Scott, ScD, MSN, renowned and respected for her work as a leader in emergency medicine research funding and training, will present the SAEM23 Dr. Peter Rosen Memorial Keynote Address, “Advancing Emergency Care Research: Reflecting on Our Past, Looking to Our Future,” from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 during the SAEM23 opening session.

Dr. Scott began her career in the emergency care setting as a staff nurse at the Duke University Emergency Department and then as a nurse practitioner at the Johns Hopkins adult emergency department. She presented her first research abstract in 1981 at the University Association of Emergency Medicine meeting, which was followed by numerous emergency care publications.

After obtaining a doctorate from Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Scott joined the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as a program officer providing oversight to federally funded prehospital and ED studies. In 1995 she joined the University of Maryland National Study Center for Trauma and EMS followed by serving as research director of the program in trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. In 2005 Dr. Scott joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as director of the Office of Research Training and Career Development, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). In 2008 she created the NHLBI K12 program in emergency care research, which she managed until her retirement, working extensively with the emergency medicine researchers at the eight training programs that have trained over 50 K12 scholars. 

Dr. Scott has served on the SAEM Research Committee, ACEP-SAEM Federal Research Funding Workgroup, and as faculty at the EMF-SAEMF Grantee Workshop for over eight years. She has educated and mentored countless SAEM members on the K12 programs, presented at numerous SAEM annual meetings, worked closely with program officers on NIH-related matters, and taught many of our investigators how to become independently funded.

Dr. Peter Rosen, a founding father of emergency medicine, passed away in 2019 and is widely recognized for his many contributions to academic emergency medicine. The Dr. Peter Rosen Memorial Keynote Address is intended to memorialize Dr. Rosen’s life and legacy in perpetuity and gratitude for helping craft the emergency medicine specialty into what it is today. Held on the official opening day of the Annual Meeting, this opening keynote session is the largest gathering of the annual meeting, which in 2022 drew more than 3,500 attendees.