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Congratulations to Dug Andrusiek!

Congratulations to Dug Andrusiek!

Congratulations to NERD Block Faculty Member Dug Andrusiek, for successfully defending his PhD dissertation on September 11, 2018. Dug’s thesis was titled: “Emergency Medical Services Design and Response: The Role of Chain-of-Survival Clinical Interventions on Survival Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest”, and his success is anticipated to soon lead to the first PhD granted at UBC to […]

David Barbic Receives VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Barbic for his recent VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award for his study, “Rapid agitation control with ketamine in the emergency department (RACKED): a randomized controlled trial”. When patients arrive at the emergency department (ED) agitated, aggressive and with potentially violent behaviour, it is paramount to find a way to address […]

2018 DEM Research Retreat Summary

2018 DEM Research Retreat Summary

A DEM Research Retreat was held on April 10, 2018, and focussed on 3 broad themes: mentorship, support, and teamwork. A number of exciting action items were decided upon – click here to download a summary.  

Corinne Hohl Receives 2018 Health Professional-Investigator Award

Dr. 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 […]

Jessica Moe Wins 2018 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award

Congratulations 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.

Dr. Kendall Ho receives the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation Innovator’s Challenge Award for ED App

Congratulations 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 […]

Jim, Aslam and Fiona at APHCRI Award ceremony

Jim Christenson Awarded 2018 Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson who is a co-recipient of the 2018 Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award! The award is in recognition of his leadership and contributions to Providence Health Care as an emergency physician and clinician researcher. The selection committee noted Jim’s expertise in the resuscitation of patients suffering cardiac arrest, and […]

Dr. Daniel Ting Receives Inaugural Herb Parkin Leadership Award

We are pleased to announce Dr. Daniel Ting, a 4th year resident in the Emergency Medicine Program based in Kelowna, has been awarded the first annual Herb Parkin Leadership Award. The Herb Parkin Leadership Award is given to a UBC EM resident who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Emergency Medicine. This […]

Dr. Jared Baylis Receives 2017 Resident Doctors of BC Award of Merit

We are pleased to announce Dr. Jared Baylis, a 4th year resident in the Emergency Medicine Program based in Kelowna, has received the 2017 Resident Doctors of BC Award of Merit. This annual award recognizes members of the healthcare community for their contributions to creating an optimal training environment for residents in BC. As one […]

Dr. Jessica Moe receives CIHR Travel Grant for a Starting Investigator Workshop

Congratulations 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 […]