Research News

DEM Randomized Trial Featured on cover of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM).

DEM Randomized Trial Featured on cover of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM).

Congratulations to DEM researcher Adam Lund, and his co-investigators Daniel Joo, Kerrie Lewis, Yasemin Arikan and Anton Grunfeld. Their randomized trial on photodocumentation as an ED documentation tool in soft tissue infection was featured as the cover story of the November 2013 issue of Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read more about their compelling research […]

UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day 2014

UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:00AM to 4:00PM This province-wide event, jointly sponsored by the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and the UBC Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, will take place at the CRFI Chan Centre auditorium at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, and include live video-linkage to sites throughout […]

Congratulations Dr. Devin Harris and DEM Colleagues

Congratulations to Dr. Devin Harris for leading a team that has won the following knowledge translation research award: “Implementation and Evaluation of an Emergency Department Atrial Fibrillation Pathway”. Other members on the team include Drs. Dan Kalla, Chris Dewitt, Frank Scheuermeyer, Rob Stenstrom, Eric Grafstein, Iraj Poureslami and Julian Marsden. Funding is from Pfizer Canada […]

Drs. Ryan, Eppler & Abu-Laban Receive the David Lloyd Jones Research Award

Congratulations to UBC Family Practice Resident Dr. Erin Ryan and her DEM co-investigators Dr. Jeff Eppler (supervisor) and Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban. Dr. Ryan presented their study titled “FEARS: The Frail Elderly Admission Rate Study” at the UBC Family Practice Resident’s Research Day and won the David Lloyd Jones Research Award. This award provided Erin $1000, plus […]

Congratulations to Drs. Andolfatto & DEM Colleagues On A #3 Annals of EM Ranking

Congratulations to DEM Faculty Member and Lion’s Gate Hospital ED Research Director Dr. Gary Andolfatto and his DEM co-author colleagues Drs. Riyad Abu-Laban, Peter Zed, and Sean Staniforth. Since April 2012, the full text of their study, “Ketamine-Propofol Combination (Ketofol) Versus Propofol Alone for Emergency Department Procedural Sedation and Analgesia: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial,” has remained among […]

Congratulations Corinne Hohl!

Corinne was awarded a prestigious grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research  Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network. Corinne and her team will develop and implement a new electronic ADE-reporting platform in PharmaNet, BC’s medication information system. They will enable better documentation and communication of adverse drug events between care providers and across healthcare sectors and provide high-quality data about […]

Dr. Ka Wai Cheung Wins CAEP Top New Investigator Award

Congratulations to DEM Assistant Professor Dr. Ka Wai Cheung for winning the CAEP 2013 Top New Investigator Award for her study titled: “Emergency Department Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Implementation and Evaluation of a Community Based Program – A Pilot Study”.

Dr. Peter Zed Wins CAEP Top Pediatric Abstract Award

Congratulations to DEM Associate Faculty Member Dr. Peter Zed for winning the CAEP 2013 Top Pediatric Abstract Award for his study titled: “Medication-Related Emergency Department Visits in Pediatrics: A Prospective Observational Study”.

Drs. Wan and Vu Receive Air Medical Physician Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Wilson Wan (a Resident in the UBC RCPS-EM training program) and DEM Faculty Member Dr. Eric Vu for receiving a 2013 Air Medical Physician Seed Grant! This competitive grant was awarded for their study submission titled: “Characterizing Care of Sepsis Patients Requiring Critical Care Transport in British Columbia”.

Drs. Barclay, Cheng and Abu-Laban Awarded Grant to Study DTUs in Fraser

Congratulations to Drs. Neil Barclay, Amy Cheng, and Riyad Abu-Laban who were recently awarded  a competitive Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant for a project titled “Effect of a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU) on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Inpatient Admissions”. This study will comparatively evaluate the DTUs of both the Royal Columbian Hospital and […]