Research

Welcome to the Research Section of the DEM Website. Here you will find information on research news and accomplishments involving DEM faculty & trainees, education, opportunities, support, and the impressively wide range of projects and programs DEM members are active in. Our hope is that this area of the Website will highlight our many achievements, support and encourage further academic excellence, and foster research collaborations both from within and from outside the DEM.

Riyad B. Abu-Laban, MD, MHSC
Associate Professor & Research Director
UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research News


Corinne Hohl Receives 2018 Health Professional-Investigator Award
May 10, 2018Dr. Corinne Hohl recently won the MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Award for her project “Implementing and evaluating ActionADE to transform medication safety”. The HP-I Award is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. The awards support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to […] Read More >


Jessica Moe Wins 2018 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award
May 10, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe, who recently received a $75,000 operating grant for her project “Identifying Subgroups and Risk Among Frequent Emergency Department Users”. The Innovation and Translational Research Award funds innovative research that will have an impact on patient care at VCH and/or PHC, provide savings for the health system at VCH and/or PHC. Read More >


Dr. Kendall Ho receives the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation Innovator’s Challenge Award for ED App
May 9, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho and the UBC DigiEM team, who is working with a cross emergency department team in the lower mainland, including Drs. Wayne Choi, Chris Lee, Chad Kim Sing and Eric Grafstein. The team recently received an inaugural VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation Innovator’s Challenge award for their work developing an app which enhances […] Read More >


Dr. Jessica Moe receives CIHR Travel Grant for a Starting Investigator Workshop
April 23, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe for recently receiving a CIHR travel grant to attend the Institute of Population and Public Health’s (IPPH) second annual “Starting Investigators Workshop” in Ottawa this June. This event is geared towards new population and public health researchers who have just become (or who are about to become) eligible to apply […] Read More >


Fentanyl Overdose Survivors Need Little Hospital Care
April 12, 2018Photo credit: Jason Payne / Province  Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer’s recently published study shows patients who receive an antidote promptly after a fentanyl overdose and show no complications require little hospital care. The findings, published last month in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, could help standardize how first-responders and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. View the Vancouver […] Read More >

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