National Association of EMS Physicians


New: Grant Available Now

Thanks to an influx of generous donations from friends of Brooke and NAEMSP/GMR, the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund Grant is now available! The full instructions are available for download here.

Letter of Intent: October 1, 2023

Grant Application: November 1, 2023

Coffee with Brooke

The E Brooke Lerner Research Fund has set a goal of raising $125,000 before we make our first award in January of 2024.  The good news is we are more than half way there! To help meet our goal, Dr. Lerner has offered to have coffee with the next 20 people who donate $250 or more.   The coffee will be over zoom at a time that is convenient for the donor and Dr. Lerner.  The conversation can be about research, just to shoot the breeze, or anything in between.

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About the Fund

NAEMSP member Brooke Lerner, PhD, FAEMS was recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. As Dr. Lerner's family, friends, and the EMS community gathered to support her, she expressed the desire to promote the growth of EMS by establishing a research fund for early career researchers. NAEMSP, in partnership with the GMR Foundation for Research and Education, has created the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund to realize Dr. Lerner's vision and honor her commitment to EMS research and researchers.

This research fund, available to any member of NAEMSP in good standing, will support new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking for the purpose of improving prehospital care. The fund will support one pilot research study this year, and NAEMSP expects to continue to develop the program so that at least one project can be funded consistently each year or every other year if two years of funding are requested and justified. Prioritized projects will be those that have the potential to develop into a larger federally funded study.

Please consider contributing to this fund to continue our collective mission of advancing the field of prehospital care. Brooke, we thank you for all you have done throughout your incredibly productive and transformative career in EMS.

Video courtesy of the University of Buffalo

To contribute to the fund, click the button below and select the option to donate to the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund.

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You do not need to be an NAEMSP member to donate!


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