Message from the Vice Chair of Research

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPHWelcome!

Scientific advancement through research is an expectation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, we are focused on conducting innovative clinical and translational emergency medicine research to advance the well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond. We aim to do this by building a program of significant research funding, high impact publications, and translating research findings into clinical practice and policy. 

As reflected by the depth of research activity in our department, we take an inclusive approach to research.  All faculty and trainees are encouraged to develop their ideas and participate in studies. We have a wide diversity of research domains, including geriatric emergency medicine, emergency radiology, infectious diseases, prehospital medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, education, operations, and global health. We have built and are continually refining our research infrastructure to enhance its efficiency and advance our research program. 

We have already had significant research success.  Faculty members hold a number of grants, including an NIH R01, AHRQ, NIH and University of Wisconsin career development awards, and a number of smaller pilot grant awards. Additionally, our faculty are highly collaborative, serving as investigators on a number of funded research studies led by investigators in other departments and even other institutions. 

Most importantly, I would argue, our researchers work closely together to help each other develop personally and professionally.  We accomplish this through career development activities, leveraging research experience and synergies, collaboration on projects, and mutual support to achieve our research and departmental goals.

This is an exciting time in emergency medicine research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  On this website you can learn about our interests and current projects.  If you have any questions, interest in collaborating with us, or interest in joining us, please contact me.

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH
The John & Tashia Morgridge Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine Research