Research information

Welcome to The University if South Florida Emergency Medicine Research Section

The research division has embarked on a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to emergency medicine research. We have been party to multiple inter-departmental research projects, as well as those solely based in the E.D. We have recently formed the brain injury research team with the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery to further our efforts. In addition to our many industry-sponsored projects, we have submitted numerous grant proposals through the NIH and the WHO. Please find a list of projects below.


List of active and upcoming industry sponsored ED based projects

Recently completed trials
  • Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multi-Centre, Parallel Groups Confirmatory Efficacy and Safety Trial of Activated Recombinant Factor VII (NovonSeven®/Niastase®) in Acute intracerebral Hemorrhage Phase3a trial.
  • ADHERE registry EM module
  • Phase 4 trial to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of intravenous daptomycin and a comparison of the safety and efficacy of daptomycin versus comparator in the treatment of adult patients with renal impairment and complicated soft tissue infections. (complete)
  • Efficacy and safety of drotrecogin Alfa (activated) in adult patients with early stage severe epsis. (complete)
  • A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, dose ranging, multi-center study of the safety and efficacy of three days or continuous infusion of GR270773 in the treatment of suspected gram negative severe sepsis in adults. (complete

Richard Paula, MD
Research Director

Daryl DeNittis, RN
Research Coordinator

Cathy Currier RN
Assistant Research Coordinator