Reminder to Register: EM Research Day 2018
March 19, 2018
EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by visiting professor, Dr. Laurie Morrison, Research Chair, Professor, and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto; Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, and […]
Congratulations to Jessica Moe and Corinne Hohl, and their research team, Eric Grafstein, Brian Holroyd, Michael Schull, K. Dong, K. McGrail and M. McGregor. They recently received a $70,000 CIHR Operating Grant for their project “Identifying Risk and Transitions Among Frequent Emergency Department Users: Whose Needs Can Safely Be Met Elsewhere?”.
Please join us in congratulating Corinne Hohl and her research team, Jane Buxton, Roy Purssell, Jason Curran, Jesse Godwin, Perry Kendall, Jessica Moe, Mark Tyndall, as they recently received a $110,000 grant through the CIHR Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis Competition to support their research project “Systematic Review of Naloxone Interventions in Opioid Overdoses”. The dramatic […]
Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl and her research team for being awarded $100,000 at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s SPOR Rewarding Success “Ideathon” in Ottawa. She presented her project “Implementing and Evaluating ActionADE to Transform Medical Safety” to a national review panel. The SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative was designed to produce interventions that will result […]
Dr. Jeff Bruchacher along with his research team, Dr. Colby Renschler, Dr. Ana Maria Gomez, Dr. Benjamin Huang, Chung W. Lee, Shannon Erdelyi, Dr. Herbert Chan, and Dr. Roy Purssell, recently released “Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians“. This report puts forth a number of recommendation aimed at overcoming barriers to […]
UBC EM Resident Dr. Daniel Ting Finalist for CAEP 2018 Top Education Innovation Abstract Award
February 14, 2018
Congratulations to UBC RCPS-EM Resident Dr. Daniel Ting, who was selected as a top 3 finalist for the CAEP 2018 Top Education Innovation Abstract Award! His abstract is titled “Implementation of an editorial internship at the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine to foster education and participation in academic emergency medicine”, and was co-authored by Drs. […]
Dr. Corinne Hohl Receives UBC Killam Research Fellowship
February 14, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl, who was recently awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. This prestigious award will be formally celebrated during a ceremony on April 17th at the Chan Centre and allows faculty members to pursue full-time research while on study leave. Check out more details on the Faculty of Medicine website. Well done […]
Dr. Corinne Hohl invited to present at CIHR’s SPOR Rewarding Success Funding Competition
February 13, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl and her research team for being selected to represent BC at the recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s SPOR Rewarding Success “Ideathon” (15-minute pitches to a national review panel) in Ottawa. She presented her project “Implementing and Evaluating ActionADE to Transform Medical Safety”. The SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative was designed […]
PulsePoint launch in BC!
February 9, 2018
All Faculty, We are very privileged to be a part of a clinical trial to measure the effect of the Pulsepoint crowd sourcing technology to notify bystanders near a cardiac arrest that you may be needed http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/new-smartphone-app-could-save-lives More than a research project this technology could substantially increase bystander rates and save more lives. Consider joining […]
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe on her successful CAEP grant
February 8, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jessica Moe as she recently received a $5,000 grant through the CAEP Research Committee to support her research project “Identifying Subgroups And Risk Among Frequent Emergency Department Users: Whose needs can safely be met elsewhere?”.
Dr. Roy Purssell Receives CIHR Funding
January 31, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Roy Purssell! Dr. Purssell is a key member of a team of researchers who were awarded $520,200 from CIHR for their study “Opioid Prescribing Evaluation and Research Activities (OPERA)”. This important study will assess patterns of opioid prescription in BC in relation to serious outcomes and will evaluate the effects of policy […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher & Team Receive Major CIHR Award!
January 25, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team on their recent CIHR award of $876,000 over five years for a study titled “Predictors of poor health and functional recovery following road trauma: An emergency department inception cohort study”. This success in a field of 50 submissions from across Canada is a monumental accomplishment by […]
BC Emergency Medicine Network Publication
January 18, 2018
The first publication on the BC Emergency Medicine Network, “The British Columbia Emergency Medicine Network: A Paradigm Shift in a Provincial System of Emergency Care” is available online in Cureus, an open-access medical journal (download full PDF here). The paper, written in collaboration with our patient partners, provides an overview of the EM Network, including […]
UBC Digital Emergency Medicine Group Awarded Vancouver Foundation Grant
December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho and the UBC Digital Emergency Medicine team! The UBC Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM) group was recently awarded a Vancouver Foundation grant on their project “Evidence Supported Self-management Enablement and Cultural Engagement (ESSENCE): Supporting BC’s Multicultural Communities in Optimizing Evidence Supported Self-Management and Prevention of Chronic Diseases”, as part of the […]
Register now! UBC EM Research Day – April 5, 2017
December 19, 2017
EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by visiting professor, Dr. Paul Atkinson, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University, Chair of the Dalhousie Emergency Medicine Research Committee, and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Atkinson’s work is highly respected […]
Dr. Brian Grunau Receives the AHA Young Investigator Award
November 24, 2017
Congratulations to DEM faculty member and CHÉOS scientist, Dr. Brian Grunau, on receiving the American Heart Association (AHA) Young Investigator award. The award is presented annually for the top research submitted to the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium and is given to scientists within the first five years of their appointment. The research recognized was a part of […]
New Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards
November 1, 2017
The BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre has launched the Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards to provide the opportunity for researchers, healthcare providers, decision makers and patient partners to develop patient-oriented research studies in Northern BC. The award will help to catalyze research that aligns with the SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework. The total amount available for this competition is $50,000, which […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher presented a statement at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
October 30, 2017
Dr. Jeff Brubacher appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on September 18th and presented a statement regarding their study of Bill C-46. The bill proposes new measures to combat impaired driving including random breathe testing of drivers for alcohol and introducing per se levels for THC. Both topics […]
Congratulations to the NERD Block 2017 Graduating Class!
October 20, 2017
The NERD (Novel Education in Research and Design) grads are pictured here with Course Director Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on the far right. This year’s NERD participants included 12 Royal College EM Residents, two Pediatric EM Fellows, and one DEM Faculty Member. And special thanks to the 29 NERD Block Faculty Members, Workshop Group Facilitators Drs. […]
Please join me in congratulating Chad Kim Sing on being selected as the inaugural UBC-BH Emergency Medicine Leadership Fellow! The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard recently collaborated on the development of a 2 year program to build leadership skills in promising future EM leaders. Chad is presently the […]
Rural Online EM Journal Club Returns in September
September 1, 2017
Another exciting season of the Rural Emergency Medicine Journal Club is about to begin! Register online This online journal club is a great way for rural physicians with an interest in Emergency Medicine to form a community of practice across a dispersed geographical area. The online nature of this club allows you to join at […]
Cranbrook physician Dr. James Heilman is the only BC doctor, and one of only a few hundred physicians worldwide, who volunteers his time writing and editing Wikipedia to ensure its accuracy as a medical resource. As he explains in the Vancouver Sun profile, “Improving content on the internet is important global public health work, especially since […]
Please join me in congratulating DEM faculty member Dr. Kevin Clark Kevin won the very special Patricia Clugston Award for Resident Teaching, The Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award For Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to Residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher receives the Noni MacDonald Award
July 4, 2017
Jeff Brubacher, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine received the 2017 Noni MacDonald Award from the Canadian Pediatric Society. Noni MacDonald Award recognizes an article in Paediatrics & Child Health journal that has positively affected paediatric medicine. This year’s prize goes to the lead author, Dr. Jeff Brubacher of the article published in […]
Big congratulations to Charles Stringer and Jen Chao for representing UBC and winning the inaugural CAEP SonoGames today! They were part of the “A Lines”, representing Western Canada. Also, congrats to Dr. Justin Ahn, their inspirational coach who is an Emerg Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ertel to the role of Vice President, Medicine & Quality effective immediately. Dr. Ertel (Mike) is a practicing emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and has been a highly respected member of the Interior Health medical community for more than 20 years. As a highly regarded speaker in Emergency Medicine, Mike […]
Congratulations to Eric Grafstein and the MMU Deployment team for an effective response to the fentanyl crisis.
May 30, 2017
They received the Award of Excellence from Vancouver Coastal health for Teamwork & Collaboration. This award is for a team that has come together to problem-solve, break down boundaries and/or create new relationships, finding sustainable solutions to health care challenges. Award of Excellence Mobile Medical Unit Deployment Team, Vancouver Acute & Vancouver Community: Lori Korchinski, Afshan […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher receives CIHR funding
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and co-investigators Mark Asbridge, Rollin Brant, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, and Scott MacDonald on their recently awarded CIHR grant ($845,325 over five years) for their study “Evaluation of the effect of cannabis legalization on road safety”. This project will continue Dr. Brubacher’s “Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk” study in order to […]
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho for receiving the Award of Excellence in the People First Award category of Innovation
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho for receiving the Award of Excellence in the People First Award category of Innovation. Over 80 nominations from across the organization this year were received. The selection committee—comprised of Senior Executive Team members, directors and frontline staff—had the difficult task of evaluating the impressive entries based on the award criteria. For […]
Congratulations to the CanROC Research Team. Led by Principal Investigator Paul Dorian in Toronto they have been successful with a $2.5 Million Dollar Grant from CIHR to study Epinephrine Dosing in Cardiac Arrest The randomized controlled blinded trial will compare standard dosing vs low dose vs placebo. This current dosing of epinephrine in cardiac arrest […]
Dr. Quynh Doan Receives CIHR Funding
May 19, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and her team members, who include Dr. Robert Stenstrom, on their recent CIHR grant award (approximately $600K) to validate MyHEARTSMAP, a psychosocial assessment tool for use in the emergency department (ED). Although up to 70% of youth seeking care in the ED have an underlying mental health condition, only 10% seek […]
ERT Award given to DEM residency program
May 18, 2017
The UBC Royal College of Emergency Medicine Residency Program received an award from the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team (ERT), in appreciation for allowing ERT members to participate in a recent procedural skills educational event. Pictured here is Dr. Eric Vu presenting a plaque to Senior Resident Dr. Jonathan Lee.
Congratulations to DEM faculty members Dr. Jeff Brubacher and Dr. Kendall Ho for each being granted one of the 11 inaugural 2017 Health Professional-Investigator Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). This success is a major achievement, both for Drs. Brubacher and Ho, and for the DEM as a whole. The MSFHR […]
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Stewart on receiving the 2017 Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of medical Education. this award recognizes his valuable contribution to medical education in our Faculty.
Professor Kendall Ho recently received a grant from the Lawson Foundation for his project “Mobile Digital-health for Activity and Wellness – mDAWN Kids: Using online comics, mHealth and wearables for type 2 diabetes prevention for middle years children through their Diabetes Funding Strategy”. Funding from this grant will engage school age children from Grade 4 to […]
Congratulations to Dr. Les Vertesi on receiving the CAEP Honourary Life Membership Award
February 5, 2017
The Honourary Life Membership Award recognizes a CAEP member who has made outstanding contributions and dedicated service to emergency medicine in Canada. Dr. Vertesi’s continued contributions, including his work developing, championing and promoting the creation of the Advanced Life Support Paramedic training in British Columbia, have had a substantial impact in emergency medicine at the […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Trevor Skutezky, RCPS-EM Resident, and co-investigator Dr. Corinne Hohl, Associate Professor, as they recently received a $5,000 grant through the CAEP Research Committee to support their research project “Improving patient care by engaging Emergency Department staff in a participatory design of a Patient Safety Event reporting platform at an […]
New study finds bystander CPR rates vary by neighbourhood
January 3, 2017
Dr. David Barbic is co-author of a new study finding Vancouver neighbourhoods with a higher proportion of Chinese residents, such as Richmond or Chinatown, tend to have higher rates of bystander CPR. Receiving immediate CPR increases survival rates from cardiac arrest by 2-3 times. Increased rates of survival were also noted in Kitsilano, Strathcona and […]
Mobile Medical Unit to treat DTES overdose patients
December 22, 2016
Dr. Eric Grafstein is the co-medical director of the newly opened Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), an initiative launched in Vancouver’s downtown eastside in response to the current opioid overdose crisis. BC Health Minister Terry Lake toured the facility which offers a unique combination of services, operating as a mobile emergency room and addictions referral […]
Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, new DEM Associate Research Director
December 12, 2016
The Department of Emergency Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, our new DEM Associate Research Director. Frank will support Riyad Abu-Laban to help strengthen our research programs in many ways including critical review of literature through Journal Club, supporting new developing projects at Research in Progress Rounds, and spearheading new initiatives related to mentorship […]
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan on receiving the 2015-2016 for the Academic Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine
October 24, 2016
DEM would like to congratulate Dr. Quynh Doan in winning the 2015-2016 for the Academic Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This well-deserved recognition reflects Quynh’s commitment and excellence in her education of Pediatrics emergency medicine. Well done, Quynh!
Congratulations to Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on receiving the 2015-16 Off Service Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
October 24, 2016
DEM would like to congratulate Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban in winning the 2015-16 Off Service Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This is a recognition bestowed upon him through the Pediatrics Emergency Medicine fellows for his invaluable contributions to their education. Please join our Department in celebrating Riyad’s success.
New DEM Clinical Faculty Promotions (August 2016)
October 4, 2016
Please join me in congratulating the follow DEM Clinical Faculty members on their recent promotions. Frank Ackermann – Clinical Assistant Professor – East Kootenay Regional Eric Angus – Clinical Assistant Professor – Lion’s Gate Karine Badra-Quirion – Clinical Assistant Professor – St. Paul’s Matthew Bouchard – Clinical Assistant Professor – Vancouver General Douglas Brown […]
DEM study receives Summer Student Research Award
August 16, 2016
Congratulations to Ms. Jingfei Zhang for receiving a 2016 Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program award to carry out a study on “Understanding the perspectives of patients, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and medical doctors for their need of an electronic communication tool for documentation and surveillance of concomitant TCM-prescription medication usage”. This award […]
Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, received a major 1.16M CIHR operating grant to support her research on reducing adverse drug events (ADEs), the unintended and harmful events associated with medications. Her project “When Treatments Harm: Building Better Systems and Enhancing Research Capacity to Reduce Adverse Drug Events” […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, and her research team as they recently received a $100,088 grant through CIHR to support their research project “Factors Contributing to the Development of Preventable Adverse Drug Events”. Adverse drug events are a leading cause of hospital […]
The Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Faculty members have recently been appointed the following promotions. Heartfelt congratulations to everyone! Charles Sun – Clinical Professor – Victoria General Hospital David Williscroft – Clinical Associate Professor – Lions Gate Hospital Kevin McMeel – Clinical Associate Professor – Nanaimo General Hospital Simon Pulfrey – Clinical Associate Professor […]
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and her team on receiving the BC Health Care Award of Merit for Top Innovation for her HEARTSMAP mental health evaluation tool.