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Groundbreaking Sepsis Study by Dr. Sweet & Dr. Stenstrom Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine

September 16, 2019

Clinical Associate Professors Dr. David Sweet and Dr. Rob Stenstrom show for the first time evidence that early sampling of blood for microorganisms in sepsis is critical to treating the common and potentially fatal condition. The five-year study (2013-2018) published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine involved 325 patients in seven hospitals (including Vancouver General, St. Paul’s, […]

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Josh Williams Receives Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

September 12, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Josh Williams, RCPS-EM Associate Program Director, for receiving a 2019 UBC Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching! The award recognizes excellence in teaching by clinical faculty members. More award recipients

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Sam Stewart Receives Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching

September 12, 2019

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Sam Stewart for receiving a 2019 UBC Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching! The award recognizes senior clinical faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over the course of their careers. More award recipients

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Corinne Hohl Receives Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty​

September 12, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl for receiving the 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty​. The award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty members in the early stages of their […]

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A successful CIHR’s inaugural Rewarding Success competition for Dr. Corinne Hohl and her team.

August 26, 2019

Congratulations to Corinne Hohl and her research team!!! Corinne and her team were successful in CIHR’s inaugural Rewarding Success competition which funded teams of researchers collaborating with health payer organizations to bring about health systems changes. Corinne and her team have been collaborating with the Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal, the Lower Mainland Consolidated Pharmacy […]

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Brian Grunau receives the MSFHR 2019 Health Professional – Investigator Award

August 22, 2019

Congratulations to Brian Grunau for receiving funding from the MSFHR’s 2019 Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) competition. His research studies are on ‘How can we Improve Survival from Opioid-Related Cardiac Arrest?’. The MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. The awards support […]

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Jill McEwen Receives 2019 CAEP President’s Award

July 17, 2019

Dr. Jill McEwen was recognized with the 2019 CAEP President’s Award, presented at the recent CAEP conference. The President’s Award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a commitment to CAEP through activities that have directly impacted the association. CAEP activities include board activities, committee work, involvement with working groups, advocacy, research, CPD activities, international work. […]

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Jim Christenson Receives Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in EM

July 17, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who received the Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in Emergency Medicine at the 2019 CAEP Conference. This award recognizes a physician, resident, staff, who upholds the highest standards of professionalism in emergency medicine. The recipient demonstrates the following qualities:   Is altruistic, has integrity, is honesty, and conducts themselves […]

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Caroline Tyson Receives CAEP Terry Sosnowski Memorial Teacher of the Year Award

July 17, 2019

  Dr. Caroline Tyson received this prestigious teaching award at the 2019 CAEP conference. The award recognizes excellence and dedication in teaching the next generation of emergency medicine physicians. Congratulations Dr. Tyson! See more 2019 CAEP award recipients.  

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First Residents Graduate from Kelowna Residency Program Site

July 16, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Jared Baylis and Dr. Daniel Ting on their recent graduation from the UBC RCPS-EM Kelowna Program Site! This is the inaugural graduation for the remote residency training site which began accepting residents in 2014. Dr. Ting has started working clinically at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Baylis has started […]

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Andrew Kestler Receives VCHRI Innovation & Translational Research Award Grant

July 8, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Kestler for his recent VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award for his study, “Buprenorphine/naloxone to-go and intensive outreach team follow-up for emergency department patients with opioid use disorder”. Dr. Kestler has received $75,000 to be used over 2 years. St. Paul’s Hospital ED launched a pilot program in December 2018 to […]

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Faculty Renewal Update: Substance Use and Addictions Faculty Member

June 17, 2019

The Department is very happy to announce that Jessica Moe has accepted the offer as a full-time funded academic faculty member within the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC. This position was awarded to the Department from the Faculty of Medicine to focus on Substance Use and Addictions. Jessica is highly qualified and is already […]

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Jeff Brubacher: Low THC levels not linked to increased risk of car crashes

June 14, 2019

  Canadian drug-impaired driving laws penalize drivers found to have blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre. However, new research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increased risk of causing car crashes in most drivers. […]

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Dr. Julian Marsden is awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award!

May 22, 2019

Dr. Julian Marsden is awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award! Julian was awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award which “Recognizes the exemplary achievements of Dr. Julian Marsden as a Physician, Leader, and Teacher in the Section of Emergency Medicine of Doctors of British Columbia”. Emergency Medicine in BC has been and continues to […]

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