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Two New Faculty Join Emergency Medicine

Jan 16, 2018

  Ramesh Karra, MD, and Keith Primeau, MD, MPH, have joined the UA Department of Emergency Medicine as clinical assistant professors.

Kenneth Iserson
Where in the World is Ken?

Dec 14, 2017

I should be writing this from Guyana’s Georgetown Public Hospital ED, where I spend two to three months each year. However, I unexpectedly took a detour, but more about that in a moment.

Study on Use of Ultrasound to Prevent Secondary Injuries Associated with TBI

Dec 14, 2017

Richard Amini, MD, associate professor and emergency ultrasound director at Banner-UMC South, will study if low intensity, low frequency ultrasound is effective in preventing secondary injuries associate with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

Dec 14, 2017

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine has started enrolling pediatric patients ages 2 to 17 for a national clinical trial called ESETT (Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial) to find the best treatment for seizing children rushed to the hospital’s emergency department.

Dr. Brad Dreifuss
UA Collaboration Focuses Attention on Emergency HIV Patients

Nov 28, 2017

Five years ago, the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases began work on a way to make HIV screening a routine part of emergency department culture. After initial concerns by physicians over how it could be done, patients now receive unprecedented access to timely treatment.

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DEM Faculty Receive UA COM Medical Education Awards

Nov 7, 2017

DEM Faculty receive honors from the UA College of Medicine Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES).

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Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

Nov 6, 2017

Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Kate Hughes
UA Medical Simulation Fellow Dr. Kate Hughes Receives National Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year

Oct 24, 2017

Kate Hughes, DO, a fellow in Medical Simulation at the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine and clinical instructor at Banner – University Medical Center, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).

DEM Residents Participate in 2017 EM Month of Service

Sep 21, 2017

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents make sandwiches for Primavera workers as part of the Emergency Medcine Residents Association's EM Month of Service.

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Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

Sep 21, 2017

More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.