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In the News! Dr. Michael Curry discusses the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in BC

In the News! Dr. Michael Curry discusses the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in BC

British Columbia is approaching the heights of the 1st and 2nd waves of the COVID-19 pandemic but with fewer restrictions and more fatigue. ‘Follow those measures,’ says the BC government, as skepticism grows that those measures are enough. Dr. Michael Curry, a UBC Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, says the increase in COVID-19 cases in […]

In the News! Dr. Ben Huang discusses the Shigella outbreak in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

In the News! Dr. Ben Huang discusses the Shigella outbreak in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

RCPSC-EM PGY4 Resident, Dr. Ben Huang, authored a piece about the Shigella outbreak in the Downtown Eastside.

Dr. David Barbic Receives 2021 Grant Innes Research Paper & Presentation Award

Dr. David Barbic Receives 2021 Grant Innes Research Paper & Presentation Award

CHÉOS Scientist and UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. David Barbic, has received the 2021 Grant Innes Research Paper & Presentation Award for his paper on the Rapid Agitation Control with Ketamine in the Emergency Department (RACKED) study. Dr. Barbic, who is the first BC-based recipient of this award, will deliver the […]

Drs. Holly Sherman and Hélène Morakis Receive Funding from the Resident Doctors of BC 2020 Resident Innovation Fund

Drs. Holly Sherman and Hélène Morakis Receive Funding from the Resident Doctors of BC 2020 Resident Innovation Fund

We are pleased to congratulate UBC RCPSC-EM Residents, Drs. Holly Sherman and Hélène Morakis, on receiving funding from the Resident Doctors of BC 2020 Resident Innovation Fund (RIF).

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Researchers Attract CIHR Fall 2020 Funding

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Researchers Attract CIHR Fall 2020 Funding

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have funded 354 research grants for a total investment of approximately $274m through the Project Grants: Fall 2020 competition. In addition, 97 priority announcement grants were funded to a total amount of $9,575,000 and 11 supplemental prizes were awarded for a total of $296,500. UBC Department of Emergency […]

UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs

UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs

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.

Register now for upcoming virtual health webinar featuring Dr. Kendall Ho!

Register now for upcoming virtual health webinar featuring Dr. Kendall Ho!

Hear from UBC experts Dr. Silke Cresswell and Dr. John Pawlovich, BSc’90, MD’94, and UBC Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Kendall Ho, MD’86, as they share their insights on how the use of technology to improve access to health care in rural and remote communities during the last few decades has paved the way for rapid update […]

Celebrating Resident Awareness Week!

Celebrating Resident Awareness Week!

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]