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AzCEP awards KRMC resident physician with research seed grant

Drs. Santarelli, Reid, and Dawson smile while Dr. Reid holds a check in the middle
February 22, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, Dr. Sasha Reid was awarded a $1000 research seed grant from the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians (AzCEP).

Dr. Reid, chief resident of KRMC’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program, won the grant for her submission titled, “A Double-Blinded Comparison of Low-Cost Ultrasound Media: A Simulation and In-Vivo Analysis.”

The project looks at substitutes for ultrasound gel – evaluating whether lower-cost alternatives deliver comparable results in image quality and ease-of-use.

According to their website, The Arizona College of Emergency Physicians “exists to support the highest quality emergency medical care and to serve as advocates for our patients, our members and our specialty.” AzCEP awards grants to support emergency-department based clinical research –including research by emergency medicine residents throughout the state. 

Applications for the grant were reviewed by an eight-person committee comprised of two members of AzCEP’s executive committee, two board members, and one member of each training program.  

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit 

Attached photo, from left to right: Anthony Santarelli, PhD, Clinical Research Administrator; Sasha Reid, DO, Administrative Chief Resident; Adam Dawson, DO, Medical Director, Emergency Department


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