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UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs

February 19, 2021

In partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), UBC Emergency Medicine Professor, Dr. Kendall Ho, is investigating whether a new contactless sensing technology can be integrated into existing virtual care platforms to boost patient care. Using built‑in cameras in laptops, cellphones and other portable devices, the new software, developed by the NRC’s Medical Devices […]

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Celebrating Resident Awareness Week!

February 11, 2021

As part of Resident Awareness Week, the UBC Faculty of Medicine caught up with a few UBC resident doctors to learn more about their experience in the past year by asking the following question: How has the pandemic helped you grow as a resident doctor? UBC Emergency Medicine RCPSC-EM resident, Dr. Qadeem Salehmohamed shared what […]

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In the News! Dr. Brian Grunau’s new study aims to evaluate the COVID-19 risk factors faced by paramedics

February 3, 2021

UBC Emergency Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Brian Grunau, discussed his upcoming study on COVID-19 impact on paramedics in B.C. When a paramedic responds to an emergency, there’s no way to maintain physical distancing if it means going into a bedroom of someone with COVID-19 or transporting a patient by ambulance. This national study of […]

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Dr. Brian Grunau receives funding from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

February 2, 2021

We are proud to share that Dr. Brian Grunau has received $2.1 million of funding from Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) funding opportunity, for his research project entitled COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada (CORSIP Canada)! The funding from CITF is part of an opportunity related […]

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Clinical Faculty Promotions 2020

January 21, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the following clinical faculty members received promotions in 2020! The Department would like to recognize their achievements and wish them continued success at UBC. Please join us in congratulating our faculty members on their well-deserved promotions! Last Name First Name Site New Clinical Faculty Rank Alexander Noah Vancouver Clinical […]

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Dr. Brian Grunau presenting at CHEOS’ Work in Progress Seminar Series!

January 21, 2021

The Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is relaunching their Work in Progress (WiP) Seminar Series! The first WiP of 2021 will be on February 10th from 12:00–1:00 PST and will be presented by UBC Emergency Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Brian Grunau. Dr. Grunau will be discussing his recent study which compared […]

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Are you looking for a mentor? Join the DEM Mentorship Program!

January 7, 2021

Do you have an area of interest, but do not know how to professionally grow into it? Do you need support teaching/supervising learners? Is your transition into practice challenging? Are you interested in playing a leadership role within your work environment? Do you have an interest in mentorship? Are you interested in getting support from […]

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Dr. Jared Baylis supports the creation of a COVID-19 simulation guide

December 14, 2020

We’re proud to share that UBC Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member, Dr. Jared Baylis, has developed a COVID-19 simulation guide in partnership with the Interior Health simulation team. This guide contains a standardized set of protocols to support the safe delivery of simulation exercises regardless of the environment. The new guide is giving simulation […]

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Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care – full report now available

December 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, The investigative report on Indigenous-specific discrimination in BC health care by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is now released. It is titled “In Plain Sight” It was initiated due to media reports of specific racist comments in emergency departments in BC. It is a fair and balanced report. It clearly describes Indigenous peoples as […]

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Invitation to Participate in the DEM Mentorship Program

November 17, 2020

The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Clinical Faculty Affairs, and UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) invite DEM faculty members to participate as a mentor in our second edition of the DEM Mentorship Program. 100% of our mentors agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the […]

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