Message from the Vice Chair

Welcome to the Office of Research for the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine! 

Developing people is at the core of our mission of the EM Office of Research. In our research fellowship we will help you identify an impactful area of academic focus you are passionate about and equip you to make a difference by obtaining the critical investigative skills and collaborations needed to make a substantive and sustained academic impact in your chosen area.  Our training program incorporates both formal training, leading to a Master Degree in Public Health and Clinical and Translational Science, and informal training and mentorship. Through these experiences you will acquire the skills you need to succeed in clinical research, including generation of a cutting edge and feasible research idea, writing grant proposals, obtaining IRB approval, leading a study team, successfully navigating the challenges encountered in conducting original research, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, presenting the findings at national and international academic meetings and writing manuscripts for publication in the peer reviewed literature.

I am delighted you are considering applying to our research fellowship and look forward to discussing the possibility of training with us.

Sincerely,
Erik P. Hess, MD, MSc
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
UAB Medicine | Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Research Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine at UAB offers a Clinical Research Fellowship designed to provide a sound background in the principles and practice of clinical research for clinicians who plan a career in academic emergency medicine. We offer a 2-year program that incorporates a Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical and Translational Science from the UAB School of Public Health, with a focus in epidemiologyoutcomes research, or biostatistics

Why come to the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine for Research Training?

  • Learn to conduct original clinical research with mentorship from experienced researchers Dr. Erik Hess and Dr. Michael Kurz at a top notch research university
  • Join a productive research group with world-renowned expertise in patient centered outcomes research, resuscitation science and public health
  • Experience working with a team dedicated to living out the values of patient-centeredness, integrity, scientific excellence, collaboration, and mentorship
  • Experience UAB's uniquely collaborative culture: we have cultivated collaborative relationships with specialists in a number of areas, including but not limited to cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, nephrology, public health, health services research, and internal medicine
  • Earn a competitive salary with limited clinical responsibilities, no teaching or administrative responsibilities, plus full tuition support for a master's degree in Public Health in Clinical and Translational Science
Application Process

Applications are accepted from those who will graduate from an ACGME accredited emergency medicine training program prior to beginning the fellowship. The annual deadline for applications is January 31 with an expected start date of July 3.

Contact Dr. Erik Hess at ehess@uabmc.edu to express your interest. For additional information please contact:

Heather Devane
Address:  Old Hillman Building 251
                619 19th Street South
                Birmingham, AL 35249
E-mail: hdevane@uabmc.edu

Tel: 205-934-3611