Medical Toxicology Foundation / Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Grant
For Junior Medical Toxicology Faculty, Medical Toxicology Fellows & Emergency Medicine Residents
Number of Grants Available: 1
Funding Duration: 1 year
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Notification of Award: June 2019
Funding Period: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
The Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) endeavors to support Medical Toxicology research. The MTF/EMF Research Award is jointly sponsored by the Medical Toxicology Foundation and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).
The goals of the grant offering 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, 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. The ToxIC Registry is a multi-center database of Medical Toxicology patients. Data collected on patients seen by Medical Toxicologists includes age, sex, agent class, specific agent name, clinical symptoms, syndromes and signs, and treatment(s) rendered. From this database prospective grantees can conduct epidemiologic studies and/or collaborate with multi-site 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 via additional information.
Application instructions and requirements are available here.
PI: Dalia Alwasiyah, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (Mentor: Michael Beuhler, MD)
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).
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)
Current Position (2018): Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Protocol: Understanding Relationships Between Opioid Prescribing, Patient Characteristics, and Overdose
- Fox LM, Gestal C, Jalloh Y, Harper-Brooks A, Beicer A, Manini AF. Survey of prescription opioid knowledge and use patterns among ED patients that were prescribed opioid medications. Clin. Tox. 2016; 54:8.
- Fox LM, Hoffman RS, Vlahov D, Manini AF. Clinical risk factors in emergency department patients with prescription opioid overdose. Acad Emerg Med. 2015; 22: S1.
- Fox LM, Gestal C, Jalloh Y, Harper-Brooks A, Tapia B, Manini AF. Prescription opioid use and knowledge of overdose prevention strategies among ED patients. J. Med. Toxicol. 2015; 12:3-47 (abstract #86).
- Fox LM, Hoffman RS, Vlahov D, Manini AF. Clinical Risk Factors in ED Patients with Prescription Opioid Overdose. J. Med. Toxicol. 2015; 11: 2.
- Fox LM, Hoffman RS, Vlahov D, Manini AF. Risk factors for severe respiratory depression from prescription opioid overdose. Addict Abingdon Engl 2017
PI: Jennifer Parker Cote, MD, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Mentor: William Meggs, MD, Brody School of Medicine)
Current Position (2018): Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine East Carolina University-Brody SOM
Protocol: Efficacy of Trypsin in Treating Coral Snake Envenomation in the Porcine Model
- Parker-Cote JL, O’Rourke D, Brewer KL, Lertpiriyapong K, Girard J, Bush SP, Miller SN, Punja M, Meggs WJ. Efficacy of trypsin in treating coral snake envenomation in the porcine model. J Med Toxicol 2015;11:2
- Parker-Cote JL, O’Rourke D, Brewer KL, Lertpiriyapong K, Girard J, Bush SP, Miller SN, Punja M, Meggs WJ. Efficacy of trypsin in treating coral snake envenomation in the porcine model. J Med Toxicol 2015;11:430-432
PI: James Cao, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (Mentor: Michael Beuhler, MD, Carolinas Medical Center)
Current Position (2018): Assistant Professor of EM and Assistant Fellowship Director of Medical Toxicology, UT Southwestern
Protocol: Point of Care Testing in Setting of Nitromethane and Methanol Co-ingestion Will Not Mask True Creatinine, Anion Gap, or Osmolar Gap
- Cao D, Maynard SM, Mitchell-Smith AM, Kerns WP, Beuhler MC. Point-of-Care Testing in Setting of Nitromethane and Methanol Co-Ingestion Will Not Mask True Creatinine, Anion Gap, or Osmolar Gap. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2014;10(1):65-66.
- Cao D, Maynard SM, Mitchell-Smith AM, Kerns WP, Beuhler MC. Point-of-Care Testing in Setting of Nitromethane and Methanol Co-Ingestion Will Not Mask True Creatinine, Anion Gap, or Osmolar Gap. Ann Emerg Med 2013;62:S42-S43.
- Cao D, 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