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.

Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer
Clinical Associate Professor & Interim Research Director
UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research News

UBC researchers identify the most dangerous prescriptions for B.C. drivers
April 22, 2021A team of UBC researchers led by Dr. Jeff Brubacher, an Associate Professor in UBC's Department of Emergency Medicine, investigated the risk of collision responsibility associated with common classes of prescription medications. Read More >

In the News! A study by Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer raises concerns sick British Columbians aren’t calling 911 out of COVID-19 fears
April 16, 2021A study co-authored by UBC Emergency Medicine Clinical Professor, Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, showed a decrease in emergency medical services utilization during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. Learn More: Global, CKNW Jill Bennett Show Read More >

UBC researchers explore touchless technology to remotely monitor patient vital signs
February 19, 2021In partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), UBC Emergency Medicine Professor, Dr. Kendall Ho, is investigating whether a new contactless sensing technology can be integrated into existing virtual care platforms to boost patient care. Read More >

Dr. Brian Grunau receives funding from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
February 2, 2021We are proud to share that Dr. Brian Grunau has received $2.1 million of funding from Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) funding opportunity, for his research project entitled COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada (CORSIP Canada)! The funding from CITF is part of an opportunity related […] Read More >

Adoption of Contactless Sensors for COVID-19 Patients
November 2, 2020UBC Emergency Medicine Professor, Dr. Kendall Ho, was recently awarded funding to facilitate clinical adoption of contactless sensors for COVID-19 patients. The grant is provided by the Government of Canada National Research Council (NRC). Contactless technologies can complement and support clinical diagnosis and decision making during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Patients can conveniently remain in […] Read More >

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