Research

Articles or Resources fro the Research Programmes

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl and her research team!

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 […]

DEM researcher, Dr. Corinne Hohl and team receive Canadian Institutes of Health Research eHealth Innovation Partnership Grant

Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Ellen Balka, a University Professor with SFU’s School of Communication received a major $662,550 CIHR grant to support their co-led research project on reducing adverse drug events, the harmful and unintended consequences of medications. Adverse drug events are a leading […]

Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”

Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”

  Congratulations to Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators! They have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”. This is a 4 year project to investigate how to use home/portable sensors such as blood pressure/oxygen saturation/weight and other physiologic measures to support safely discharging heart failure […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team. Jeff learned this week that his application to the CIHR to study BC’s new speed limits was ranked FIRST among 42 applicants, and was granted approximately $125K/year funding for 2 years! This is a fantastic achievement that illustrates the world-class research Dr. Brubacher […]

Register Now! EM Research Day – April 6, 2016

EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by Visiting Professor, Dr. Martin Pusic, Director of the Division of Education Quality and Analytics for the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Ducharme’s work is highly respected and internationally known, so this […]

Grant application to CIHR to establish the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium was successful!

Dr. Jim Christenson announces that the grant application to CIHR to establish the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium  was successful. This grant will enable the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium work to continue in Canada. The 3 core research sites will be UBC and the BCEHS (Christenson), the U of Ottawa and OPALS agencies (Stiell) and the U of Toronto […]