UEMF research grants were awarded to three Department of Emergency Medicine faculty. The Mid-Career Academic Development Grant was awarded to Dr. Michelle Daniel (pictured) for her project "Why Co-Teaching? Evaluating Interprofessional Education in Clinical Skills Courses" and to Dr. Anthony Napoli for his project, "Emergency Department Observation Medicine and its Impact on Emergency Department Care." These two-year grants are designed to support the academic development of established faculty members and to foster independent research with a high likelihood of successful future funding.
The Junior Faculty Research Development Grant was awarded to Dr. John Lafleur for his project, "Quorum Quenching Enzymes in Catheter-associated UTI and Inhibition of Biofilm Formation in Clinical UTI Strains of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa." This one year grant supports junior faculty who seek to develop their research skills on a path that will lead to eventual status as an independent investigator.