EMPI partners with EMF to fund the EMPI/EMF Health Policy Research Scholar Award Program which seeks to promote research on health policy affecting emergency care, answer topical health policy questions affecting emergency medical care, and facilitate the academic growth, advanced education, and development of future leaders in emergency care health policy.
The goals of the EMPI/EMF Health Policy Research Scholar Award Program are to:
EMPI/EMF Health Policy Research Scholar Award stipends are available to non-profit institutions that possess the facilities for health policy research to promote the academic growth of the research scholar. The Health Policy Research Scholar Award Program awards $100,000 over a one-year period. Awards are made with the stipulation that they are to be used as salary offset, tuition support, data collection, and for expenses related to policy collaborations for the EMPI/EMF Health Policy Research Scholar.
The scholar is required to complete at least one independent original project and will be expected to lead directed policy analysis in collaboration with the EMPI Policy Advisor Panel.
The scholar will be encouraged to collaborate with at least one policymaking or governmental entity, such as a federal or state agency in order to conduct policy- analysis. The scholar should work in an active, progressive research environment that intimately involves the scholar in the conception, planning, conduct, and reporting of emergency medicine research.
Although the aim of the scholarship is not to facilitate the pursuit of additional degrees (MS, PhD, etc.), some of the funding may be used for targeted instruction in relevant topics related to their proposal and academic development, such as health policy, biomedical statistics, research design, and grant writing. At the end of the award period, the scholar should have a foundation in the fundamentals that will prepare the scholar to conduct independent research and compete for extramural funding.
Dr. Canellas was awarded the EMF/EMPI Health Policy Scholar Grant Award for $99,089 over one year. She will work on her project titled, “Measurement of cost of boarding patients in the emergency department using time-driven activity-based costing” at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.