Kendall Burdick, UMass medical student enrolled in the PURCH track at the Baystate regional campus, was awarded a one-year $5,000 EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant for her project titled "Geographic and Temporal Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Access Disparities in the United States."
She is 1 of only 4 medical students to receive this award which is jointly sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Foundation and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation. The award is meant to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research.
Burdick’s study looks at the effect of geographic and racial factors on access to pediatric trauma care.
She will present her research at the annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine national meeting in May.
Burdick also received the Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award for demonstrated excellence in the specialty of emergency medicine.