The Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EM-RAP) is a key component of the UAB Emergency Medicine research infrastructure. The EM-RAP consists of specially-trained Research Associates (RAs) who maintain a presence in UAB emergency departments to assist investigators and clinical research staff with recruitment of research participants. The EM-RAP fulfills the infrastructure necessary to carry out NIH-funded randomized controlled clinical trials, clinical and epidemiologic research studies and public health service initiatives. EM-RAP RAs receive extensive training and orientation to operational workflow of the UAB EDs and how to interact with clinicians and nurses across UAB Hospital. Research Associates record and maintain data associated with various research protocols, and assist the clinical research study team in determining patient eligibility by confirming enrollment inclusion and exclusion criteria with existing clinical staff.

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WCovington Headshot 23Whitney Covington, MPH, MLS

Manager - Clinical Research Coordination