Post Natal Nurse Home Visitor Program
Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)

EMS Research

Dallas/Fort Worth Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (DFWROC) provides support for clinical trials and research in the areas of heart attack and severe traumatic injury.

The focus of all DFWROC research is on pre-hospital and early hospitalization interventions. DFWROC investigators conduct clinical trials of varying size and duration (for both cardiac arrest and trauma patients), involving pre-hospital and hospital-based healthcare providers.

DFWROC Medical Direction Team

Ahamed Idris, MD
Research Director and Principal Investigator, SIREN Consortium

Since 2004, Dr. Idris has served as research director in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) and as IRB Chair since 2007. He directs the NIH-sponsored Dallas-Fort Worth Center for Resuscitation Research, a collaboration of seven trauma centers, 38 hospitals, and 20 EMS agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region. The Center is based at the UTSWMC, one of the leading biomedical institutions in the country; it is affiliated with Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Idris’ laboratory and clinical research have been focused on the problems of sudden cardiac arrest and traumatic shock since 1986. In particular, his research focus has been on ventilation during low blood flow states, such as cardiac arrest.

Dr. Idris has been a leader in the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for three decades. He has been a member of the American Heart Association’s National Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee (ECC) since 1994 and has Chaired the Basic Life Support Subcommittee. The ECC is responsible for developing national guidelines for treatment of cardiac arrest. He serves as an associate director of BioTel and works very closely with EMS agencies in monitoring paramedic CPR performance, designing CPR training programs, and continuous quality improvement programs. Since he began these efforts in 2004, survival from out-of-hospital cardiac has increased by up to 300%.