DES PLAINES, Ill, June 27, 2013 -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) applauds the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) selection of Jeremy Brown, M.D. to be the first permanent director of the Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR).
Brown is currently an associate professor of emergency medicine and chief of the clinical research section in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He also works clinically as an attending physician at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. His NIH appointment will begin in July.
ENA, which represents more than 40,000 emergency nurses and is at the forefront of research and innovation with respect to emergency care, was a strong advocate both in the establishment of OECR in 2012 and the appointment of a permanent head of the Office.
“I am very pleased that NIH has moved forward and appointed a permanent director for Office of Emergency Care Research,” said 2013 ENA President JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN. “130 million patients visit emergency departments each year. With his clinical work and academic experience, Dr. Brown will be able to enhance NIH’s research efforts in this growing and critical area of our health care system.”
OECR is located within NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Services. It organizes and coordinates basic, clinical and translational emergency care research across NIH. OECR also fosters the training of future researchers in this field.
The creation of OECR represents a significant step in advancing research to improve medical care provided in emergency settings. “Because there are significant research gaps in emergency care that will affect policy decisions, the ENA’s Institute for Emergency Nursing Research looks forward to collaborating closely with Dr. Brown in planning directed research to close these gaps,” said ENA’s Director of the IENR, Lisa Wolf PhD, RN.”
About the Emergency Nurses Association
ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA’s website, www.ena.org.