Research Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center offers an EM Fellowship in Clinical Research. This two year research fellowship combines a didactic curriculum leading to a Master of Science degree in clinical research methods with a mentored experience in clinical research.

Highlights of the departmental scientific environment include strong institutional support, a departmental focus on research, an environment of scholarly activity and intellectual rapport, and a collaborative research team.

The fellow will join an established research program that includes:

• Formal training program in clinical research leading to MS degree. Curriculum includes courses in study design, biostatistics, epidemiology, computer methods and software, research ethics, scientific communication, grant writing and mock grant application review.

• Multiple EM faculty members with formal clinical research training and external grant funding

• Track record of successful research funding that includes CDC, New York City Department of Health, New York State, NIH (including K23 training grants, R21 and R01 research grants), AHRQ and industry.

Applicants should have a strong interest in research and must successfully complete an EM residency prior to beginning the fellowship. For more information please contact Dr Adrienne Birnbaum at

Current funded departmental research initiatives include:

• ED and community-based rapid HIV testing, counseling and linkage to care

• international collaboration on studies of HIV testing

• ethical implications of opt-out ED HIV testing

• comparative effectiveness of imaging strategies for renal colic

• racial and ethnic disparities in acute pain management

• the effect of body size on ED analgesic response

• the use of patient-controlled analgesia for the management of acute pain in the ED

• Accuracy of ED bedside testing devices for CO and hemoglobin