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The breadth of interest within emergency medicine means that a very wide array of funding opportunities are available, both from private foundations and local, state, and federal government agencies. SAEM works closely with the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research to provide resources and information for emergency care investigators navigating the NIH.

NIH Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR)

Jeremy Brown, MD, Director, NIH Office of Emergency Care Research writes informational articles for each issue of the SAEM Pulse magazine.


Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown, MD

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jeremy Brown, MD, Jeremy Brown is Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research, part of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. He trained as an emergency physician in Boston, and prior to joining the NIH he worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington DC, where he was also the research director, and received R01 funding from the NIH. He is the author of over fifty peer reviewed papers and three books, including two textbooks of emergency medicine, all published by Oxford University Press. His books include Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, published by Simon and Schuster in 2018.

Serving on NIH Study Sections

Emergency Medicine faculty comprises only 0.3% of NIH study sections. We have to do better! In addition to the Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program, the NIH is now allowing scientific societies to recommend expert reviewers from various career stages to serve on study sections through its new Scientific Society – Reviewer Recommendations program. Help us fill study sections with emergency medicine investigators by nominating yourself or another expert for a study section by September 30th. With more EM investigators on study sections, there will be more opportunities for emergency care investigators to succeed.

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NIH Loan Repayment Program

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), mandated by Congress, incentivize highly qualified health professionals to pursue biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. Rising education costs drive some scientists to higher-paying private sectors, but LRPs ease this burden by repaying up to $50,000 annually of eligible educational debt in exchange for NIH research commitment. These programs support early-career investigators, investing in the future of healthcare discovery. There are two LRPs: Extramural (for non-NIH-employed researchers) and Intramural (for NIH-employed researchers). Funding from NIH is not mandatory for the Extramural LRP, and awardees can seek competitive renewal awards if eligible. While structured around research areas, LRPs don’t fund specific projects but reward applicants’ potential to nurture research careers. The application period for extramural awards closes November 16.

For eligibility and program details visit the NIH LRP website.

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Everything You Need to Know About T32s

Dr. Jeremy Brown discusses everything you need to know to create a successful T32 application with current NHLBI principal investigator Dr. Clifton Callaway, University of Pittsburgh.

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