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 CAEP-SREMI Grants for buprenorphine/naloxone dosing Dosing Study
February 7, 2020Congratulations to Jessica Moe for winning a 2019/20 CAEP-SREMI Grants! This $5,000 Junior Investigator award will further her work on Buprenorphine/naloxone standard dosing and microdosing feasibility in the ED. More 2-19/20 CAEP Grant winners.   Read More >

BC Emergency Medicine Network Awarded 1.17M to Improve Emergency Care for Remote Indigenous Communities
January 30, 2020The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), through the Institute for Indigenous People’s Health (IIPH), announced funding to design an evaluation of emergency care solutions for four Nuu-chah-nulth Indigenous communities in BC. Emergency care is not adequate for many Indigenous communities in Canada. Many communities are far from hospital care. Many have only spotty nurse […] Read More >

Jim Christenson Receives Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) Funding
January 30, 2020Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who recently received funding through the 2019 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Dr. Christenson leads the Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research cluster. The cluster will receive $197,000 in GCRC funds and $30,000 in Trainee Stipend funds for two years. Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters […] Read More >

Drs. Stenstrom, Sweet, and Tallon Receive $1,140,000 for Sepsis Research
January 27, 2020Congratulations to Drs. John Tallon, Rob Stenstrom, and David Sweet, part of a team receiving $1,140,000 in CIHR funding for the Canadian Sepsis Research Network project “Improving Care Before, During and After Sepsis”. The project is led by PI Dr. Dr Alison Fox-Robichaud of McMaster University. The overall goal is to reduce sepsis-associated illness and […] Read More >

EQUIP Study: Emergency Departments Have the Potential to Mitigate Health Inequities
December 17, 2019  Emergency Departments (EDs) have the potential to mitigate health inequities people with complex health conditions, according to a new study protocol published in the BMC Health Services Research Journal. The EQUIP study will examine the impacts of an organizational-level health equity intervention in emergency departments. This project will help ED care providers improve the […] Read More >

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