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


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 >


Reminder to Register: EM Research Day 2019
March 19, 2019UBC EM Research Day CFRI Chan Centre, BC Children’s Hospital 9:00AM to 4:00PM   Dear BC Adult & Pediatric Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses & Paramedics, We are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th Annual UBC EM Research Day. The event will take place at the CRFI Chan Centre auditorium at BC Children’s Hospital […] Read More >


Jeff Brubacher Receives $1.36M in research funding from Health Canada
March 19, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team for being awarded $1.36M over 36 months for their national study “Monitoring and Preventing Impaired Driving in Canada”. The study will measure drug levels in injured drivers from ten trauma centres across Canada, in addition to four centres in BC. The goal of this project is […] Read More >


Jen Chao wins CAEP Junior Investigator Grant
February 15, 2019  Congratulations to Dr. Jen Chao, year 4 RCPS-EM resident, on being awarded a $5,000 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Junior Investigator Grant. Her project, “Low Dose Intravenous Ketorolac in Renal Colic, A Pilot Study to Plan a Randomized Controlled Trial”, compares 10mg vs 30mg of IV Ketorolac for pain control in adult patients […] Read More >


1st in Canada Pilot Project – Takeaway Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Overdose Patients
February 8, 2019  A first-of-its-kind pilot project is underway at St. Paul’s ED, in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, providing opioid overdose patients with takeaway doses of suboxone upon discharge. Patients are given a three day supply of the opioid substitute treatment, along with instructions on how to take the medication. Patients must be in a sufficient […] Read More >

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