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Advancing the science and practice of acute care.

Who We Are

The UAB Department of Emergency Medicine is a national leader in emergency and acute care research. Current scientific efforts encompass resuscitation science, patient centered outcomes research, and population health. Focus areas include cardiopulmonary and trauma resuscitation, shared decision-making, public health screening for HIV and Hepatitis C, and addiction research with a current focus on opioid use disorder. The Department has participated in numerous national and international research efforts, including the Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials (SIREN), the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL Network) supporting the Crystalloid Liberal or Vapopressor Early Resuscitation in Sepsis (CLOVERS) protocol, the Real-time Emergency Assessment with Sonography: Outcome Research Network (REASON Network) and the Linking Investigations in Trauma and Emergency Services (LITES) networks, along with several other NIH, PCORI, AHRQ, and industry-funded trials. Our research team has enrolled over 20,000 patients in prospective studies since 2011.