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.

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


Research News


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. Using built‑in cameras in laptops, cellphones and other portable devices, the new software, developed by the NRC’s Medical Devices […] 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 >


Dr. Brian Grunau and Dr. Jim Christenson published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
October 14, 2020Congratulations to Dr. Brian Grunau and Dr. Jim Christenson on their recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)! The study, entitled Association of Intra-arrest Transport vs Continued On-Scene Resuscitation With Survival to Hospital Discharge Among Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, set out to determine whether intra-arrest transport compared with continued on-scene […] Read More >


Dr. Jessica Moe receives funding for new COVID-19 mental health and substance use research
October 13, 2020UBC Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Jessica Moe, is the nominated principal applicant for a new study addressing the mental health and substance use crisis emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, Preventing Opioid Deaths due to COVID Related Increase in Smoking Illicit Substances (Preventing OD CRISIS), is a collaboration between the […] Read More >

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