Emergency Medicine Research Office (EMRO)

Mission Statement

EMRO supports the advancement of health care by enrolling research participants with a standard of excellence in respect and safety for persons with the highest regard for regulations.  Our inclusive mission extends to broaden participation in quality research, to benefit the institution, the research participants, and society as a whole.

group photo of the research team standing outside on the Old Medical School steps

Front Row L-R: Kathleen Acevedo, Travis Hornsby, Ashley Simpson; Middle Row L-R: Dr. George Glass, Anjali Kapil, Dr. Mark Sochor, Dr. Thomas Hartka; Back Row L-R: Jacob Mingle, Alexander Schwartz

Purpose of Clinical Research

Whenever we have a new test, device, or drug we need to test it on real people in real situations to see how well it works. Sometimes, certain studies may have a direct benefit to the study participant – other times, the information we obtain could help patients that come in the future.  The short video below, provided by the National Institute of Health Research, will provide additional information on clinical research, what is it and its importance.