Emergency Medicine Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine is nationally recognized for research excellence. Our faculty lead innovative clinical and translational research programs with a strong track record of high-impact publications and extramural funding. Robust research development programs for junior investigators include pilot grant mechanisms for trainees and faculty, a clinical research fellowship, and the junior faculty Emergency Medicine Scientist Training and Intensive Mentorship (EM-STIM) program.


In the News

  • With gun sales spiking in Colorado, let’s talk about suicide prevention

    Apr 16, 2020
    An emergency room physician and a gun shop owner, who advocate together for suicide prevention, say they are concerned a recent increase in gun sales in Colorado could leave more people at risk for suicide.
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  • Health emergency? Don't hesitate to get help

    Mar 30, 2020
    With hospitals across America focused on people who have developed COVID-19, some people with unrelated but still urgent health problems are feeling awkward about reporting to emergency rooms.
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  • $1.5M NIH Grant Awarded to Study Child Abuse

    Mar 23, 2020
    The Department of Emergency Medicine Awarded $1.5M NIH Grant to Study Child Abuse Pediatrics.
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  • ‘Lock To Live’ Offers Online Tool For Those In Crisis

    Jan 30, 2020
    Access to certain things in the home, whether it be firearms or medication, can be dangerous for someone at risk of suicide. Now researchers with the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, have created a free tool to help address the issue.
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  • What Really Happens After Cardiac Arrest?

    Dec 6, 2019
    We see it in television dramas all the time—a patient in cardiac arrest is rushed into the ER after a severe traumatic injury or medical emergency, with a staff of medical professionals frantically performing CPR. Tension is high and doctors have to figure out how to save the person's life. Beyond the theatrics of primetime drama, the field of medicine has been making major strides to reverse cardiac arrest and death.
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  • Dr. Betz: Care of Suicidal Patients Takes Humans, Not Just Doctors

    Oct 22, 2019
    In 2019, nearly 31,000 people have died due to gun violence. Suicide by firearm represents nearly two-thirds of those deaths. As an emergency physician at CU Anschutz, Emmy Betz, MD, sees multiple patients with suicidal thoughts on every ER shift. “It’s a huge part of my job,” Betz said. “Sometimes I have to stop being a doctor and just be a person, to let people know I’m glad they came in and that tomorrow will be better.”
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