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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 Research

  • A Composite Hemodynamic (Heart Rate Variability) and Biomarker (Mitochondrial DNA) Measure for the Early Detection of Severe Sepsis
    • PI: John Arbo, MD
  • Acetaminophen 1g IV vs Hydromorphone 1mg IV for the Treatment of Acute Pain in the Emergency Department
  • Assessing Illness Severity in Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis
    • PI: Douglas Barnaby, MD, MS
  • Predictive Modeling with Heart Rate Variability, Clinical and Laboratory Measures to Predict Future Deterioration in Patients Presenting with Sepsis
    • PI: Douglas Barnaby, MD, MS
  • Comparing the Efficacy of Five Oral Analgesics for Treatment of Acute Musculoskeletal Extremity Pain in the ED
  • Effectiveness and Feasibility of Patient Controlled Analgesia in the ED
  • IV Acetaminophen IV as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Elderly Patients with Pain
  • IV lidocaine for acute abdominal pain. A randomized, controlled trial
    • PI: Elliot Chinn, DO
  • CT scan vs. ED Ultrasonography for detecting hydronephrosis
    • PI: Jill Corbo, MD
  • Performance of an ED In-Situ Simulation Program Designed to Improve Sepsis Management
    • PI: Jill Corbo, MD & Adrienne Birnbaum, MD, MS
  • Stone size relationship to stone passage
    • PI: Jill Corbo, MD
  • Accuracy of Imaging Modality in patients with Suspected Nephrolithiasis
    • PI: Jill Corbo, MD