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New virtual supports available for healthcare providers in rural, remote and First Nations communities

September 14, 2020

A new virtual support initiative is enabling rural healthcare providers to deliver timely patient-centred care closer to home. Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and First Nations communities with access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice to support patient care. Through Zoom, they can be connected to one of […]

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Research Leadership Update

September 8, 2020

Dear colleagues, The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is pleased to announce that Associate Research Director, Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, has accepted the role of Interim Research Director effective September 1, 2020. Dr. Scheuermeyer will also be taking on the role of Innovation Program Lead for the BC Emergency Medicine Network (BC EM Network).   As Dr. […]

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Rural Emergency Services Research Symposium Proceedings

August 19, 2020

The Rural Health Services Research Network of British Columbia (RHSRNbc) hosted a research symposium focused on rural emergency services in partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), and the EM Medicine Network on June 7th, 2018. 30 participants consisting of academics, health administrators and leaders, physicians, key people from the Ministry of Health and health authorities in […]

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Dr. Moor-Smith receives the 2019 J.H. MacDermot writing award

July 23, 2020

A big congratulations to Max Moor-Smith on winning the 2019 J.H. MacDermot writing award. The article was on “The world’s most poisonous mushroom, Amanitaphalloides, is growing in BC” [BCMJ2019;61:20-24]. Please click here view his BCMJ writing award.

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Dr. Shavaun MacDonald received the 2020 Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award.

July 14, 2020

Congratulations to Shavaun MacDonald on receiving the 2020 Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award. This award recognizes her commitment to medical education in Canadian Medical Schools. She is a critical care and emergency physician in Victoria. She is also the residency program director for the UBC Basic Clinical Year Residency Program and […]

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Kendall Ho and faculty members recognized for outstanding contributions to health research

April 21, 2020

Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member Kendall Ho and Lori Brotto and Peter Leung, professors in the UBC department of obstetrics and gynaecology, have been awarded the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. The annual awards recognize faculty who have made significant contributions in basic science research in the areas of health and life […]

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Jeff Brubacher receives CIHR Grant for Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation

March 27, 2020

Congratulations to Jeff Brubacher and his team for receiving 3-year funding from CIHR for a “Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation” grant that they submitted last fall. The grant is just under $510,000 total.

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Congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC

March 27, 2020

Big congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC. The first entitled: “Indigenous MD Applicant Structured Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Preparatory Workshop.” is valued at $50,490. This project will deliver MMI prep workshops for indigenous MD applicants with the goal of eventually increasing the number of indigenous physicians in BC and […]

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UBC EM Research Day Cancelled

March 16, 2020

As a result of the rapidly-evolving COVID situation, we have made the decision to cancel UBC EM Research Day on April 8th. Our Visiting Professor, Dr. Jeff Perry, has been informed. Our thanks and apologies to those of you whose submissions were accepted for presentation. We are hopeful that we may be able to reschedule […]

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Dr. Jessica Moe and her team awarded $1.3 million in funding from the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program

March 10, 2020

Dr. Jessica Moe and her team were awarded $1.3 million in funding over five years from the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program. This grant will support their study that aims to optimize emergency department screening for opioid use disorder, and evaluate standard dosing and microdosing approaches to buprenorphine/naloxone inductions initiated in the ED […]

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Jessica Moe Receives CAEP-SREMI Grants for buprenorphine/naloxone dosing Dosing Study

February 7, 2020

Congratulations to Jessica Moe for winning a 2019/20 CAEP-SREMI Grants! This $5,000 Junior Investigator award will further her work on Buprenorphine/naloxone standard dosing and microdosing feasibility in the ED. More 2-19/20 CAEP Grant winners.  

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BC Emergency Medicine Network Awarded 1.17M to Improve Emergency Care for Remote Indigenous Communities

January 30, 2020

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), through the Institute for Indigenous People’s Health (IIPH), announced funding to design an evaluation of emergency care solutions for four Nuu-chah-nulth Indigenous communities in BC. Emergency care is not adequate for many Indigenous communities in Canada. Many communities are far from hospital care. Many have only spotty nurse […]

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Jim Christenson Receives Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) Funding

January 30, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who recently received funding through the 2019 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Dr. Christenson leads the Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research cluster. The cluster will receive $197,000 in GCRC funds and $30,000 in Trainee Stipend funds for two years. Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters […]

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Drs. Stenstrom, Sweet, and Tallon Receive $1,140,000 for Sepsis Research

January 27, 2020

Congratulations to Drs. John Tallon, Rob Stenstrom, and David Sweet, part of a team receiving $1,140,000 in CIHR funding for the Canadian Sepsis Research Network project “Improving Care Before, During and After Sepsis”. The project is led by PI Dr. Dr Alison Fox-Robichaud of McMaster University. The overall goal is to reduce sepsis-associated illness and […]

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