Research

Welcome to the Research Section of the DEM Website. Here you will find information on research news and accomplishments involving DEM faculty & trainees, education, opportunities, support, and the impressively wide range of projects and programs DEM members are active in. Our hope is that this area of the Website will highlight our many achievements, support and encourage further academic excellence, and foster research collaborations both from within and from outside the DEM.

Riyad B. Abu-Laban, MD, MHSC
Associate Professor & Research Director
UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research News


Jessica Moe Receives 2019 VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Award
May 13, 2019Congratulations to DEM Faculty Member Dr. Jessica Moe who recently received the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) Mentored Clinician Scientist Award! The VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Award is a salary award that supports new clinician investigators who are building an early research career. Under the excellent mentorship of Dr. Corinne Hohl, Dr. Jess Moe was granted a 2019 MCS […] Read More >


Gary Andolfatto Finds Ketamine Alleviates Acute Pain During Ambulance Rides
May 3, 2019  In his recent study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Andolfatto and his colleagues found when ketamine is added to nitrous oxide and administered intranasally, it provides clinically significant pain reduction and improved comfort for patients. “We now have the science to show us that it can be used effectively and safely […] Read More >


1st Annual Kelowna EM Research Day
April 18, 2019Kelowna celebrated its first EM Research Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019! The goal of the annual event is to build local research capacity. The presentation topics are listed below: Kelowna Emergency Department Suboxone Starts (KEDSS) Program for opioid use disorder: A program evaluation study. Dr. Britt Bailey, R2 UBC RCPS- EM Residency Program-Interior Journal […] Read More >


Using VR Technology to Ease Pain and Anxiety in Pediatric Patients
April 2, 2019Peace Arch EP and DEM faculty member, Dr. Amir Behboudi, is conducting a study using inexpensive VR goggles for pediatric patients during potentially scary experiences like receiving stitches or having an IV inserted. “Our dream is for kids not to be afraid when they visit the ER,” said Dr. Behboudi. “There are simple things we […] Read More >


Louise Cassidy Awarded Resident Innovation Fund
March 21, 2019Congratulations to RCPS-EM resident, Louise Cassidy, who was chosen as a recipient of the Resident Innovation Fund from Resident Doctors of BC! The award of $2,500 is for her project “Post-shift road safety in British Columbia Medical Residents”. Louise developed and advanced this from an initial idea to a research project during the DEM “NERD Block”. […] Read More >

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