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The Colorado Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Fellowship Program is an SAEM-approved two-year combined training program between the Departments of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Fellows will devote at least 75% effort to research training, which includes the following:


  1. Individualized career development and scientific mentorship from nationally-recognized physician-scientist faculty;

  2. Formal training in advanced research methods culminating in a Master-level research degree (e.g. Master of Science in Clinical Science, Master of Science in Epidemiology);

  3. Applied research activities, including development and completion of a substantive research project as principal investigator;

  4. Scientific and grant writing experience.


Fellows will hold the academic appointment of Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and physician fellows will work as attending emergency physicians, supervising residents from the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, at either Denver Health Medical Center or the University of Colorado Hospital.​


The fellowship was originally developed in 2008 and has included 4 past fellows and 3 current fellows.


Past Fellows:

Michael Liao, MD, MSCS

Jody Vogel, MD, MSc

Stacy Trent, MD, MPH

Ryan Murphy, MD

Benjamin Li, MD

Cosby Arnold, MD, MPH

Matt Gangidine, MD

Current Fellows:


The goal of this fellowship is to train the fellow in the ethical conduct of clinical research and to provide the skills necessary to obtain extramural funding and to become an independent physician-scientist in emergency medicine. At the completion of the program, fellows will be poised to successfully compete for career development (K-series) funding and an academic faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.


A carefully crafted educational program will ensure that each fellow becomes facile with a spectrum of research tools rooted in intensive mentorship and principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical and health services research, implementation science, and ethical conduct of research.

Clinical Research Fellowship Learning Objectives

​While scientific and career development activities are cornerstones of the fellowship, each fellow will work closely with the fellowship directors to create a diverse mentorship team organized around content area interests and career development needs.

Learning Objectives


Salary will be dependent upon the fellow’s level of postgraduate training and/or extent of extramural funding. Partial compensation may result from clinical duties as part of patient care activities. Additional funds for educational expenses, travel to scientific meetings, etc. will be made available at a specific annual rate, with any additional funds being provided by other extramural funding sources.


Fellows will have dedicated office space, and access to administrative support, a local area network with state-of-the-art wireless, internet, email, and printing capabilities, and data management and statistical software.

Commitment to Diversity

The Colorado Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Fellowship Program is deeply committed to the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Diversity Plan, with the primary goal of achieving a diverse and representative student body, house staff, faculty, and administrative staff. The Diversity Plan also includes five additional objectives: (1) promote the academic advancement and success of minority students, house staff and faculty; (2) enhance cultural, bilingual and diversity instruction throughout the curriculum; (3) promote an institutional climate of inclusiveness, respect and understanding; (4) improve access to quality health care for poor, minority and underserved populations; and (5) promote unexplored research agendas and new areas of scholarship related to cultural and racial disparities in health and health care. 

  1. Physicians (i.e. MD, DO) having completed an MD- or DO-approved ACGME emergency medicine residency training program;

  2. Early-stage emergency medicine faculty (i.e. within the first two years of a faculty appointment);

  3. Non-clinical scientists (i.e. PhD) entering the postdoctoral phase of their development.


Interested candidates should apply through the links provided below, and contact the Co-Program Directors with any questions.

Research Fellowship Application

Research Fellowship Application for Military Candidates

Co-Program Directors
Smitha Bhaumik, MD
​Evangelia Murray, MD
Jason Haukoos MD, MSc

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, and Clinical Sciences

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Director of Research

Department of Emergency Medicine

Denver Health Medical Center


Adit Ginde MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Epidemiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Colorado School of Public Health

Vice Chair for Research

Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


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