AHRQ Funding for Academic Emergency Medicine

Authors
  • Brent Sandmeyer, MPH

  • Brendan G. Carr, MD, MS

  • Peter Pang, MD, MS

  • Craig Newgard

  • Keith Kocher, MD, MPH

  • Joseph Miller, MD, MS

  • Nicholas M. Mohr, MD, MS

    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    "I am professor of emergency medicine, anesthesia critical care, and epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. I am also the vice chair for research in the department of emergency medicine, program director of the emergency medicine-anesthesia critical care fellowship, director of the Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) in the emergency medicine residency program, and the deputy director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center. I completed residency in emergency medicine and was a chief resident at Indiana University, then completed fellowship in critical care medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

    I have been active in SAEM, most recently serving as the chair of the SAEM Grants Committee (2019-present), chair of the Scientific Subcommittee (Abstracts) of the SAEM Program Committee (2019-present), and SAEM representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Physician Scientist Training Pathway Committee. I also served as the chair of the planning committee for the SAEM Great Plains Regional Meeting in 2016, the co-lead of the writing committee for the SAEM Generational Issues in Emergency Medicine Task Force (2009-10), and member of the SAEM Research Committee.

    My interest in a position on the SAEM Board of Directors stems from a deep appreciation for the role SAEM has played in my own mentorship and personal career development. I am particularly interested in issues of professional mentorship within the Society and how the Society can establish procedures for more robust succession planning within committees, task forces, and academies.

    More globally, I am interested in how emergency medicine as a specialty can grow the cadre of successfully funded independent researchers. My recent work has focused on improving residency and junior faculty training opportunities for graduates of Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTP, MD/PhD training). I feel that the Society is critical to the future of academic emergency medicine education, research, and practice, and I would be honored to serve the Society on the SAEM Board of Directors."


    Nicholas Mohr MD MS is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia Critical Care and Epidemiology. Within the University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mohr serves as the Vice Chair for Research and directs the Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship and Physician Scientist Training Program as well as serving as the Assistant Fellowship Director in Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesia. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, he is a 2002 graduate from Iowa State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2006, followed by residency in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University from 2006-2009 and a Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University in St Louis from 2009-2011. After returning to the University of Iowa as a faculty member in 2011, he obtained his MS in Clinical Investigation in 2014. Dr Mohr currently resides in Iowa City, IA where he lives with his wife and four energetic sons. Dr Mohr is a health services researcher with a focus on the regionalization of rural emergency medicine and critical care services with expertise in sepsis, acute respiratory failure, and early trauma care. Dr. Mohr is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to examine the effect of telemedicine on sepsis care. He has been funded previously by the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Children's Miracle Network, and the Injury Prevention Research Center. He has authored more than 30 first author, peer-reviewed publications focused on the intersection between emergency medicine and critical care. Dr. Mohr is currently a co-principal investigator with Dr. David Talan on two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 projects; one examines the risks of becoming infected with COVID-19 while working in an emergency department (COVERED) and the second is a COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness project (PREVENT).