The Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (PEMF) was created in 1985 to fund educational and research projects, primarily initiated by The Center for Emergency Medicine. In the nearly twenty five years of existence, more than 100 research grants have been presented to dozens of researchers by the PEMF. These grants have resulted in over 60 published scientific papers, many receiving prestigious national awards. Research that can trace its origins to PEMF grants is leading to significant changes in the practice of emergency medicine.
As part of its fundraising efforts, PEMF hosts the following events: