Dr. Jeremy Brown to Direct NIH Office of Emergency Care Research

Note: In January 2018, the Office of Emergency Care Research was transferred to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


The National Institutes of Health has selected Jeremy Brown, M.D., to be the first permanent director of its 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 The George Washington University (GWU). He works clinically as an attending physician at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. His NIH appointment will begin in July.

Established in 2012 and housed in NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences, OECR is a focal point for basic, clinical and translational emergency care research and training across NIH. It coordinates, catalyzes and communicates about NIH funding opportunities in emergency care research and fosters the training of future researchers in this field.

In addition to directing these activities, Brown will represent NIH in government-wide efforts to improve the nation's emergency care system.

"Brown brings an impressive mix of clinical expertise, research experience, management abilities and communication skills to this important new position," said NIGMS Acting Director Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Brown oversaw research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at GWU, where he built a robust clinical research program. He directs an undergraduate course on clinical research at GWU, and has been the principal investigator on three NIDDK grants and on a number of industry-funded grants. He has also served on various NIH study sections.

"I am excited to join this world-class institution and lead its efforts to improve emergency care in the U.S.," said Brown. "To pursue this goal, I look forward to partnering with all of the NIH institutes and centers, other government agencies, and a wide range of researchers and clinicians."

Brown is an author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and three books, including the Oxford American Handbook of Emergency Medicine and a handbook on cardiology emergencies.

Brown earned his medical degrees from University College Hospital Medical School in London. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center and worked as an attending physician at the Beth Israel Medical Center and as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, before moving to Washington D.C.

He replaces Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., deputy director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, who had served as OECR's acting director since its inception. 

More information about OECR is available at /About/Overview/OECR.

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