UNC professor selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Seth Glickman, M.D. is one of 20 physicians nationwide selected for the class of 2012 in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Physician Faculty Scholar Program.
Glickman, an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been awarded a $300,000 grant to fund a three-year study aimed at speeding up emergency medical response times for patients across North Carolina who have suffered life-threatening heart attacks.
“Fifty percent of people who die from a heart attack do so within two hours of symptom onset,” Glickman said. “If we can improve emergency response times, we can save more of these lives.
“Emergency medical response times in North Carolina can vary greatly depending on where the patient is at the time of the heart attack. This study will first determine what those variations are for each county in the state. Then we will develop and implement interventions designed to reduce the amount of time that passes between the patient’s call to 911 and the arrival of first responders at the patient’s location.”
The Robert Wood Johnson project will incorporate collaborators from the UNC Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement Center, the UNC Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and Duke University.
Glickman received a B.A. in biological sciences from DePauw University, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He obtained an MBA in health care management at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and completed a two-year fellowship in health policy and outcomes research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Glickman's research focus is determinants of health care quality, including the role of organizational structure and management, physician behaviors, and financial incentives. He also studies ethical issues related to participation of human subjects in clinical research and health implications of regionalization of care for patients with acute, time-sensitive conditions such as acute myocardial infarction, trauma, and stroke.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars program is designed to strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty who are dedicated to improving health and health care. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds up to 15 awards of up to $300,000 each over three years.