What is "SREMI"?

The Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI) is a not-for-profit research, education and health policy institute, established in November 2013 by a founding gift from the Schwartz/Reisman Foundation. Based at Mount Sinai Hospital, SREMI is a partnership of the Sinai Health and North York General Hospital (NYGH). SREMI includes a team of scientists, educators and staff, with expertise in research methodology, biostatistics, knowledge translation and dissemination. This infrastructure creates a vehicle to support sustained and stable funding for researchers and educators to conduct meaningful work on a long-term basis.

Physically located at Mount Sinai Hospital, SREMI currently has nine offices, and two meeting rooms (one is equipped with video conferencing capabilities). Additionally, there is shared space for three additional fellows. At present, we are nearing capacity for the number of researchers and educators currently employed, and will have to start devising a strategy for accommodating additional staff.

SREMI relies on the input of our International Advisory Board regarding strategic advice and direction. This eight-member panel has been assembled from distinguished leaders at the very highest levels of research and education in Canada, the US, and the UK, with a vast experience in emergency medicine, policy, public health, and primary care. Membership on the Board is voluntary. The enthusiasm with which members participate in our annual meeting in addition to giving freely of their time and advice throughout the year is testament to the importance of our mission.