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Medical Toxicology Foundation / Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Grant

For Junior Medical Toxicology Faculty, Medical Toxicology Fellows, and Emergency Medicine Residents

The Medical Toxicology Foundation endeavors to support medical toxicology research.

The EMF/MTF Research Award is jointly sponsored by the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF). The goals of the award program are: 1) to promote toxicology-related research, 2) to advance emergency toxicology care, and 3) to facilitate the academic growth and development of future researchers in emergency medicine and toxicology thereby investing in the future of the specialty of emergency medicine and its sub-boards.

This grant is available to any physician who will be enrolled as a resident or medical toxicology fellow in good standing in an ACGME approved emergency medicine residency or medical toxicology fellowship or a fellow in any emergency medicine sub-specialty training programs for the proposed funding year. The applicant must have an appropriate Emergency Medicine or Medical Toxicology faculty supervisor. The research award is also open to young Medical Toxicology Faculty, those with five years or less faculty career experience. Any part-time junior faculty experience (such as during sub-specialty fellowship training) does not count towards the five year guideline.

Although not mandatory, proposals utilizing the ACMT Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Registry are particularly encouraged. This Registry is a multi-center database of medical toxicology patients. The Registry collects data on patients seen by medical toxicologists and includes include age, sex, agent class, specific agent name, clinical symptoms, syndromes and signs, and treatment rendered. From this database grantees can conduct epidemiologic studies or can collaborate with multisite investigators on retrospective studies. Investigators interested in using this database should click here to learn more about the ToxiC Registry. You can also contact ToxIC at to get more information.


Eligible applicants: Active Emergency Medicine Resident, Medical Toxicology Fellow, Young Medical Toxicology Faculty

Award amount: up to $10,000

Application deadline: February 16, 2018 at 6:00pm EST

Notification of Award: June 2018

Funding period: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

Both scientific review and awarding decisions will be made independent of the sponsor. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment purchases, faculty salary support, publication costs, travel, or institutional overhead.

The application will be processed by the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Further questions can be addressed to ACMT at

Application instructions and requirements are available here.

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PI: Dalia Alwasiyah, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (Mentor: Michael Beuhler, MD)

Amount: $10,000

Protocol: Urinary Gadolinium Levels: A Possible Indicator of Long-Term Retention after Contrast Enhanced MRIs. 



PI: Christina Nussbaum, MD Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Mentor: William Meggs, MD, Brody School of Medicine).

Amount: $10,000

Protocol: Naltrexone as an antidote to prevent delayed neuropsychological disabilities from acute poisoning with the sarin analogue diisopropylfluorophosphate



PI: Lindsay Fox, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY (Mentor: Alex Manini, MD, Icahn School of Medicine)

Amount: $5,000

Protocol: Understanding Relationships Between Opioid Prescribing, Patient Characteristics, and Overdose 

Abstract: i. Fox et al. Prescription opioid use and knowledge of opioid prevention strategies among ED patients. J Med Toxicol 2016;12:31 (abstract #86)



PI: Jennifer Parker Cote, MD, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Mentor: William Meggs, MD, Brody School of Medicine)

Amount: $5,000

Protocol: Efficacy of Trypsin in Treating Coral Snake Envenomation in the Porcine Model

Abstract: Parker-Cote. Efficacy in treating coral snake envenomation in the porcine model. J Med Toxicol. 2015;11:2

Manuscript: Parker-Cote JL, O’Rourke DP, Brewer KL, Lertpiriyapong KL, Punja M, Bush SP, Miller SN, Meggs WJ. Efficacy in Treating Coral Snake Envenomation in a Porcine Model. J Med Toxicol 2015;11:430-32.


PI: James Cao, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (Mentor: Michael Beuhler, MD, Carolinas Medical Center)

Amount: $5,000

Protocol: Point of Care Testing in Setting of Nitromethane and Methanol Co-ingestion Will Not Mask True Creatinine, Anion Gap, or Osmolar Gap

Abstracts: Ann Emerg Med 2013;62:s42-3 and J Med Toxicol 2014;10:65

Manuscript: Cao J, Maynard S, Mitchell AM, Kerns WP, Beuhler M. Point of care testing provides an accurate measurement of creatinine, anion gap, and osmolal gap in ex-vivo whole blood samples with nitromethane. Clin Toxicol 2014;52:611-617