Research News

Drs. Barclay, Cheng and Abu-Laban Awarded Grant to Study DTUs in Fraser

Congratulations to Drs. Neil Barclay, Amy Cheng, and Riyad Abu-Laban who were recently awarded  a competitive Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant for a project titled “Effect of a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU) on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Inpatient Admissions”. This study will comparatively evaluate the DTUs of both the Royal Columbian Hospital and […]

2013 VGH Emergency Medicine Research Newsletter

Take a look at this years Vancouver General Hospital’s Emergency Medicine’s Research Newsletter! Read about the exciting things that have occurred such as Awards & Grants, Research Activities, Research Policy, Publications and Abstracts & Presentations. Click here to download a copy for yourself!

Dr. Skinner and colleagues receive the 2013-2014 TLEF award

Congratulations to Dr. Skinner and his colleagues on the success of their application entitled, Emergency Department Ultrasound: An introduction to the ultrasound assisted physical exam for medical students, for funding from the TLEF 2013-2014. It is indeed a prestigious award!

Kendall Ho Receives CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Congratulations to DEM faculty member Dr. Kendall Ho, who is a co-investigator on project titled “Impact of short message service interventions on STI prevention and control” that was recently awarded a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant. The principal investigator of this cutting-edge research team is Dr. Gina Ogilvie from the BCCDC, and the results of this […]

Corinne Hohl writes article in CAEP Communique

DEM Faculty Member Corinne Hohl wrote a very nice feature in the CAEP Communiqué December 2012 discussing how her CAEP Research Award sparked her to much greater research success. Please click here to download a PDF copy of this article. Please click here to see the article on the CAEP website.

Corinne Hohl attains a 5 year Salary award from CIHR as a New Investigator

We would like to congratulate Corinne Hohl for her success at attaining a 5 year Salary award from CIHR as a New Investigator. This is a significant achievement and recognition from peers and the federal government of the quality and value of Corinne’s work on Adverse Drug event recognition in the emergency department.

Jeff Brubacher Receives Major CIHR Operating Grant

Congratulations to DEM faculty member and Road Safety strategic initiative leader Jeff Brubacher. Jeff learned yesterday that he and his team were awarded a significant 4 year operating grant from the CIHR for a study on “Prescription Medications and the Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes”. Also included on the grant from the DEM are Herb […]

Tracy Pickett wins a SECOND Royal College award, the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship

Please join me in congratulating Tracy Pickett on winning a second Royal College award, the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship ($10,500) to acquire new knowledge or pursue research. Tracy is part way through a Master’s of Forensic Medicine degree at Monash University in Melbourne.  She will spend May 2013 at Monash to complete coursework at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Tracy is the first […]

Congratulations to UBC EM resident Dr. Doug Brown on a NEJM publication

Congratulations are in order to UBC RCPS-EM Senior Resident Dr. Doug Brown for his lead author publication on accidental hypothermia in the November 15, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A first author publication in the NEJM while still in residency is a remarkable accomplishment that is unprecedented in the history of […]

Critical appraisal templates now available on DEM website

Critical appraisal templates now available on DEM website It is recommended that whenever possible Journal Club presenters use a standardized template to organize their review. To facilitate this, templates have now been posted on the Journal Club section of the DEM website from the UK “Critical Appraisal Skills Program”. These are the same templates that […]