Brian Zink, MD
Frances Weeden Gibson - Edward A. Iannuccilli, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Dean, Medical Student Career Development
Work: +1 401-444-5141
Supporting and furthering research in emergency medicine
History of emergency medicine
Careers in emergency medicine advisory
History of emergency medicine
Careers in emergency medicine advisory
BiographyBrian Zink, M.D. is Frances Weeden Gibson - Edward A. Iannuccilli, MD, Professor & Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine & Assistant Dean of Medical Student Career Development at Brown University, & Chief of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals. Previously, he served as Associate Dean for Student Programs and Director of Student Biomedical Research Programs at the University of Michigan Medical School.
He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester, & completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati program, where he was a Chief Resident in 1987-88.
Dr. Zink's interests include graduate & medical student education and the history of EM. He is the author of Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of Emergency Medicine. He received the SAEM Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award; the ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award; & the Alpert Medical School Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty.
Research DescriptionDr. Zink is well-known for his dedication to advancing emergency medicine through research, support of others' research and in educating the next generation of EM physicians. He has investigated the alcohol effects in shock and the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on traumatic brain injury. In clinical research, he served as the site investigator for two major multi-center traumatic brain injury trials. Previously, he was awarded a KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the NIAAA. Dr. Zink was the principal investigator for the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute T35 training grant, which trained over 70 medical students each summer in research. He has written several essays promoting education and research in emergency medicine. In 2005, Dr. Zink's book Anyone, Anything, Anytime â" A History of Emergency Medicine was published. It details the social and political factors that led to the development of the field of emergency medicine.
Grants and Awards2011 Named the Frances Weeden Gibson - Edward A. Iannuccilli, MD, Endowed Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University & Rhode Island Hospital
2010 Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2008 American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contribution in Education Award
2007 The Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2005 Galen's Society Faculty Honorary elected by University of Michigan Medical Students to serve as faculty liaison for medical student community service organization.
2002-2004 Top 5 Teaching Faculty, University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine
2002-2004 Token of Appreciation from Medical Students Award three time recipient of award from graduating medical student
1995 Excellence in Teaching Award, Michigan Emergency Medicine Residents Association
1994 Golden Apple Award - Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Resident Education, University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency
1991-92 Emergency Medicine Foundation Career Development Award
1989 Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Albany Medical College
1987 Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine University of Cincinnati
1984 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Rochester School of Medicine
1983 William Carlos Williams National Poetry Prize
1980 Phi Beta Kappa, Allegheny College
2014-present Director, AACEM Chair Development Program
2014-present Member, Lifespan Behavioral Health Committee
2012-present Member, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute Steering Committee
2012-present Physician Leader, AAMC Group Faculty Practice, Appointment from the Dean of Medicine & Biological Sciences, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
2012-present Member, Rhode Island Hospital Medical Executive Committee
2012-present Member, Lifespan Board of Directors
2010-present Member, Lifespan Audit and Compliance Committee
2010-present Member, Rhode Island Hospital Quality Oversight Committee
2009-present Reviewer, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
2009-present Attending Physician, Voluntary, Rhode Island Free Clinic
2008-present Member, RI Sound Enterprises Insurance Co, LTD (RISE) Board of Directors
2007-present Consultant, American Medical Foundation
2006-present Reviewer, Teaching and Learning in Medicine
2006-present President, University Emergency Medicine Foundation and Board of Directors'
2006-present Member & Interviewer, Admissions Committee, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2006-2009 Member, Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee, AAMC, Washington
2006-present Member, Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine (AACEM)
2012-2013 President, AACEM
2013-present Immediate Past President & Member, Executive Leadership Group, AACEM
2004-present Reviewer, Journal of Emergency Medicine
2004-present Associate Editor and Reflections Section Coordinator, Academic Emergency Medicine
2003-present Reviewer, AMA Seed Grant Program
2003-present Reviewer, Research in Medical Education Abstracts, American Association of Medical Colleges
2002-present Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Virtual Advisor for medical students pursuing careers in emergency medicine
2000-present Editorial Board, Academic Emergency Medicine
2000-present Reviewer, Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
1995-present Reviewer, Annual Meeting Abstracts in Neurology and Trauma, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
1994-present Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
1993-present Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine
1986-present Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
2000-2001 SAEM President
Funded ResearchEmergency Medicine Foundation - Career Development Award
"The Effects of Ethanol on Respiratory Function in a Porcine Fluid-Percussion Brain Injury Model" Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 25% effort 1991-92
National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke
"Neural Injury and Blood Flow Alterations After CNS Trauma"
Principal Investigator: Paul Feustel, PhD.
Co-Investigator, 5% effort 1991-93
Sanofi Winthrop, Inc:
"Multicenter Dose-Ranging Safety and Effectiveness Study of PEG-Superoxide Dismutase in Severe Head Injury"
Site Principal Investigator, University of Michigan, 10% effort 1993-95
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
"Alcohol and Injury: A Career Development Plan", Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. (1KO8AA00184-01A2)
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 75% effort 3/1/96 - 2/28/01
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
"NRSA Short Term Training: Students in Health Professional Schools" 5T35 HL07690-22
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 15% effort: 5/1/01 â" 4/30/06 Grant Amount: $1,025,285
National Library of Medicine
Publication Grant: "History of Emergency Medicine"
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 20% effort 5/1/04 â" 4/30/06 Grant Amount: $126,209