Clinical research is a cornerstone of modern medicine and a key to advancing patient care. Although the results of research are rewarding, taking a project from start to finish may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This program is intended as a resource to expedite the research process and to facilitate collaboration.
All research begins with a question. Our mission is to create transparency around the research process and guide researchers through the steps to ask the right questions, acquire useful data, and ultimately make an impact in patient care. Join one of our weekly meetings to discuss a project, browse our resource links, or read our how-to guide. Whether you are a novice or a well-seasoned researcher just needing a sounding board, we want to help you reach your goals.
The County EM Collaborative Research team is made up of diverse individuals with extensive backgrounds in medicine, education, and research. They are united by their dedication to improving the patient experience through clinical research.
Neeraj Chhabra, MD
Director of Collaborative Research
Errick Christina, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator (Co-founder)
Lum Rizvanolli, BS
Academic Associate Program Coordinator (Co-founder)
John Bailitz, MD
Program Director at Northwestern (Co-founder)
This program has been vital to completing my asthma project. The research associates are eager and fun to work with. They are gaining invaluable hands on experience in research and direct exposure to patients in the emergency department.Joseph Palter, MD
The research program has been invaluable to our work on studying the effects of language barriers and medical literacy on the care that we provide in the Emergency Department. Without the program, we would not be gathering valuable information that I know will have a huge impact on the quality of care that clinicians at our hospital are able to provide going forward. The work ethic displayed by the academic associates has never ceased to amaze me and cannot be praised highly enough.Jason Murphy, MD
The Cook County Emergency Department team has engaged in a wide variety of projects. Take a closer look at the work we do and explore some of the research questions we have pursued.