We Impact: Patient Care Research Education Partners – Local, National, and International In times past, the Emergency Room was just that: an isolated room tucked away in the lower level of a hospital. Those days are long gone. Today, Michigan Emergency Medicine is part of a broad-spectrum, highly integrated continuum of critical care. Like all University of Michigan units, our mission spans education, research, patient care, and outreach. Our success in fulfilling that multifaceted mission depends on our ability to forge effective partnerships with other units of Michigan Medicine. That mission also leads us to create alliances with other hospitals, with major insurance providers, with clinical research networks nationwide, with government agencies, and with leading research universities across the U.S. and beyond. Through these partnerships, we build and sustain a culture of future-forward innovation in emergency medicine. LOCAL AND NATIONAL Our local and regional partnerships are wide-ranging and include: Joint residency programs with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and our Michigan Medicine affiliate, Hurley Medical Center in Flint Clinical fellowships offered in conjunction with Anesthesia, Pulmonary Critical Care, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Orthopedics An entrepreneurial, multidisciplinary critical care research center focused on developing new technol- ogies for patients from infants to military personnel Agreements with hospitals throughout the state designed to streamline patient transfers MEDIC, a quality improvement research venture with BC/BS of Michigan In addition, Michigan EM is a participating site for a num- ber of federally funded research networks, among them: StrokeNet, dedicated to conducting stroke-related clinical trials PETAL, focused on clinical trials related to Prevention and EarlyTreatment of Acute Lung Injury PECARN, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network INTERNATIONAL Over the past five years, we have worked to advance emergency care through global partnerships. In fulfilling our mission of service and outreach, we are reaching far beyond the boundaries of our own campus to establish initiatives around the world. In Ghana, we have helped develop and expand that country’s first emergency medical training program— which in 2016 graduated its fifth class of EM profes- sionals. Through the U-M’s Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research, we continue to engage in collaborative research projects with the Peking University Health Science Center. And looking ahead, we are actively exploring partnership opportunities in India and Brazil. 9