Emergency care research should be getting a financial and prestige boost, thanks to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The federal agency, which provides about $30 billion annually in medical research, announced July 31 it was forming the Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR). Although the office will not directly fund research projects, it is intended to serve as the focal point for basic, clinical, and translational emergency care research and training across the NIH.
Mitka M. NIH Signals Intent to Boost Funding of Emergency Care Research and Training. JAMA. 2012;308(12):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11142