Brian ZinkFrances Weeden Gibson-Edward A. Inannuccilli, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Career Development, Chair of Emergency Medicine
Brian Zink, M.D. is Frances Weeden Gibson - Edward A. Iannuccilli, MD, Professor & Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University & Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island, Newport & The Miriam Hospitals.
He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester, & completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati program, where he was a Chief Resident in 1987-88. Previously, he served as Associate Dean for Student Programs and Director of Student Biomedical Research Programs at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Zink's interests include graduate & medical student education and the history of EM. He is the author of Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of Emergency Medicine
. He received the SAEM Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award; the ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award; & the Alpert Medical School Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty. In 2015, he received the SAEM John Maex Leadership Award.
Supporting and furthering research in emergency medicine
History of emergency medicine
Careers in emergency medicine advisory
Dr. Zink is well-known for his dedication to advancing emergency medicine through research, support of others' research and in educating the next generation of EM physicians. He has investigated the alcohol effects in shock and the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on traumatic brain injury. In clinical research, he served as the site investigator for two major multi-center traumatic brain injury trials. Previously, he was awarded a KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the NIAAA. Dr. Zink was the principal investigator for the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute T35 training grant, which trained over 70 medical students each summer in research. He has written several essays promoting education and research in emergency medicine. In 2005, Dr. Zink's book Anyone, Anything, Anytime â" A History of Emergency Medicine was published. It details the social and political factors that led to the development of the field of emergency medicine.
Emergency Medicine Foundation - Career Development Award
"The Effects of Ethanol on Respiratory Function in a Porcine Fluid-Percussion Brain Injury Model" Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 25% effort 1991-92
National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke
"Neural Injury and Blood Flow Alterations After CNS Trauma"
Principal Investigator: Paul Feustel, PhD.
Co-Investigator, 5% effort 1991-93
Sanofi Winthrop, Inc:
"Multicenter Dose-Ranging Safety and Effectiveness Study of PEG-Superoxide Dismutase in Severe Head Injury"
Site Principal Investigator, University of Michigan, 10% effort 1993-95
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
"Alcohol and Injury: A Career Development Plan", Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. (1KO8AA00184-01A2)
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 75% effort 3/1/96 - 2/28/01
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
"NRSA Short Term Training: Students in Health Professional Schools" 5T35 HL07690-22
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 15% effort: 5/1/01 â" 4/30/06 Grant Amount: $1,025,285
National Library of Medicine
Publication Grant: "History of Emergency Medicine"
Principal Investigator: Brian Zink, M.D., 20% effort 5/1/04 â" 4/30/06 Grant Amount: $126,209