Jeffrey Caterino, MD
Jeffrey Caterino, MDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Research within the Department of Emergency Medicine is one of our Department core missions together with patient care, education and faculty development. The research mission allows for engagement by faculty, fellows, residents, students and research staff. The department has a long standing laboratory research effort initially lead by Dr. Charles Brown from 1985-1995 and subsequently led by Dr. Angelos. Since 1995, we have trained a variety of research fellows and graduate students, 3 of whom obtained their PhD and 3 of which obtained their Master's Degree while working in our laboratory. This past year we successfully recruited Dr. Andy Chen, a NIH funded investigator and a new research scientist Mahmoud Khan, PhD who comes with partial NIH support. We currently have 2 large, well-resourced laboratories located in the Davis Heart Lung Research Institute. Our laboratory research program focuses on cardiac injury.
In recent years we have built up a strong clinical research program led by Dr. Jeffrey Caterino. We now have an infrastructure of 5 research staff, which supports the clinical studies ongoing in the Dept. We, together with Neurology are part of the NIH funded OSU NETT site. Dr. Caterino is the current recipient of an NIH K23 Beeson award. His work focuses on geriatric infections and trauma in older adults. Other faculty are also engaged in the clinical research program including Dr. Howie Werman working in the area of aeromedical transport and our new Chairman, Tom Terndrup, who brings to Ohio State his NIH funded R18 research program looking at instrument validation for airway management by paramedics.
In addition to our laboratory and clinical research programs, we have a core group of faculty educators in our department who are engaged in educational research and have successfully published a number of recent studies in the EM literature. Dr. Sorabh Khandelwal and Dr. Nick Kman are focused on Education of Medical students and Dr. Dan Martin and Dr. Diane Gorgas together with the residency leadership team our examining teaching methods in residency learning. These areas represent important areas of research for our specialty.
Finally, we have a number of faculty, while not focused in research efforts, but as part of their faculty scholarship, participate in research studies and even engage in their own research projects. These projects are typically not grant supported and may be single projects but none the less allow faculty together with residents and students the chance to address interesting clinical questions which frequently arise in the practice of emergency medicine. These projects frequently serve to help residents meet the graduation scholarly project requirement they have.
The future of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine is bright. We are strongly committed to growing this mission over the next years in conjunction with the College of Medicine's goal to increase our research standing. Both our laboratory and clinical research programs currently receive NIH funding, however, neither program currently has R01 funding. While we are very aware of how difficult NIH funding is, we feel both programs are uniquely positioned to seek this level of support. As we look to the future, we anticipate growing our department involvement in clinical studies, both industry sponsored, of which we are presently engaged and increased studies with the NETT program. Another new area of research for which we have unique expertise is the use of focused ultrasound in EM, both from a teaching perspective and clinical care. As our research mission grows, we are anxious to recruit a few core research faculty to help build our Department research efforts.