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Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho on his successful Lawson Foundation grant

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. Trevor Skutezky on his successful CAEP grant

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

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

  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

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

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on receiving the 2015-16 Off Service Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

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)

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

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl on her successful CIHR Foundation grant

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” […]