Research Fellowship

A note from Dr. Jeffrey Kline to individuals who are or will be board certified in emergency medicine and are interested in more research training:

One of my great joys in life is the chance to mentor clinician-scientists in emergency care. I like to ask the question to myself and to my fellows “What would you like to be the best in the world at doing?” In my professional life, I think I am a pretty good emergency care researcher, and  I have published a lot of papers and received a decent amount of research funding. But what I am really good at doing, and what I want to do the best in the world is mentor research fellows in emergency care. I have already done this for 10 fellows who are on tenure tracks at academic medical centers.  Indiana University has a combination of resources that cannot be matched, anywhere. My fellowship includes a world-class masters of clinical investigation, and a wide spectrum of research opportunities, ranging from decision rule derivation to a small clinical trial, or work in my translational research laboratory. Please send me an email if you have any interest in a research fellowship, regardless of where you are looking.



The Indiana Emergency Care Research Fellowship provides an innovative, multidisciplinary, institutional career development program that fosters the development of the next generation of clinical and translational researchers in emergency medicine.

Goals & Objectives

  • Provide mentoring, infrastructure, patient volume and hands-on skill to become a successful emergency care clinician-scientists.
  • Enhance knowledge through the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research degree program at IU.
  • Provide experience and know-how to find a tenure-track position and be able to apply for a training award (e.g., K23) within 2 years.
  • Impart the ethical principles and fundamental administrative and managerial skills required to direct a research team and to become a mentor to others.


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Research opportunities will focus on development of clinical trials, but will include a range from educational research to informatics. All program participants will have a minimum of 75% protected time for research-related academic activities. This will include participation in the Master of Science program and Clinical Research program; the remainder of the protected time is expected to be devoted to the research projects. Although we anticipate that the majority of candidates for this program will have a primary interest in clinical and translational research, we are able to provide ample opportunities for those wishing to conduct more basic research.

Emily.jpgDidactics  - The Masters of Clinical Research requirement
Fellows without master’s level education will undertake the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Master’s in Clinical Research, administered through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Institute. Locally, the program is known by the acronym CITE: Clinical Investigation and Translational Education (CITE) Program

Fellow seminars
IU research fellows will meet often. These sessions consisted of:

  • Monthly “Works-in-Progress” (WIP) presentations by the IU research fellows
  • Scholars presenting their ideas for grant proposals
  • outside speakers discussing topics related to EM

EM Seminar
Once each year we will organize a seminar for IU research fellows and other local researchers who are involved in EM research. This seminar will focus on innovative discoveries, new methodologies or emerging topics in EM research.



2015 - Zachary Kahler, MD
Greenville Health System
Greenville, SC

2013 - Daren Beam, MD, MS
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Division  Chief

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Physiology
Vice Chair, Research
Division Chief, Research
Editor in Chief, Academic Emergency Medicine



Faculty & Fellows

Nathan Alves, PHD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Mette Cole, MD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Daren Beam, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Assistant Director of Emergency Research

R. Lane Coffee, Jr., PhD, MS

Visiting Assistant Research Professor of Emergency Medicine
Program Manager, Indiana CTSI

Kate Pettit, MS

Clinical Research Specialist

Jeff Kline, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Physiology
Vice Chair, Research
Division Chief, Research
Editor in Chief, Academic Emergency Medicine

Paul Musey, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dan Rusyniak, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Division Chief, Toxicology
Medical Director, Indiana Poison Center

Cynthia Brooks

Clinical Research Specialist

Benjamin Judge

Academic Research Coordinator

Colin Fry, MS

Clinical Research Specialist

Doris Muriathiri, MPH

Clinical Research Specialist

Benton Hunter, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Alice Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Peter Pang, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Research



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