The prompt provision of emergency medical care, both in and out of the hospital, can limit the consequences of diseases and injuries and mitigate morbidity and mortality. The Department of Emergency Medicine supports the Institute of Medicine's recommendations for emergency care research as outlined in the Future of Emergency Care. Research in Emergency Medicine encompasses many different disciplines and cross-cutting themes, and critical research questions may cut across basic science, clinical care, and delivery systems. Research activity within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Augusta University continues to grow and flourish. We have faculty with numerous and diverse research interests such as: Ultrasound, Hemorrhage Control, Disaster Medicine, HIV, Influenza, Airway Management, and Public Health. We also collaborate on research activities with other Departments in the Medical College of Georgia and the other Schools and Discovery Institutes. Faculty from our Department have received numerous grants and frequently present at national and international meetings.