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


Congratulations to Dug Andrusiek!
September 17, 2018Congratulations 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 […] Read More >


David Barbic Receives VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award
May 30, 2018Congratulations 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 […] Read More >


2018 DEM Research Retreat Summary
May 30, 2018A 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.   Read More >


Corinne Hohl Receives 2018 Health Professional-Investigator Award
May 10, 2018Dr. 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 […] Read More >


Jessica Moe Wins 2018 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award
May 10, 2018Congratulations 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. Read More >

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