Sep 19, 2017
Aaron N. Leetch, MD, has been awarded the 2017 UA College of Medicine Virginia and Vernon Furrow Award for Innovation in Medical Education.
Aug 24, 2017
The Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) will advance critical emergency medicine research to improve outcomes for patients with neurologic, heart, lung, blood and trauma emergencies.
Aug 2, 2017
Srikar Adhikari, MD, MS, associate professor of emergency medicine and section chief of Emergency Ultrasound, is interviewed in the August 2017 issue of Tucson Lifestyle on emergency ultrasound as game changing technology in medicine.
Jul 12, 2017
Exploring nature by venturing into remote areas can be exhilarating. But it also has its risks. Whether while rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or rafting, accidents can happen and sometimes a first aid kit isn’t enough. Increasingly, medical students are interested in using their medical skills outside the traditional hospitals and clinics to take care of people who become ill or injured in the wilderness.
Jul 11, 2017
Mayans speaking their indigenous languages and wearing their colorful traditional dress, Zapatistas intermittently blocking roads and occupying the zocalo (central city square), abandoned 8th century cities and pyramids, awesome mist-covered mountains, great food, and a cool climate (during Tucson’s heat extremes). That does not sound much like my typical developing world experience – but it was. As part of a five-person team, including two wound-care experts, I recently spent two weeks caring for severe wounds and burns, as well as other medical problems, under the auspices of Don Sergio Castro, in the indigent indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico.
Jul 6, 2017
The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine adds seven new faculty members.
Jun 22, 2017
UA Emergency Medicine resident Georgia Perrian, MD, PGY-2, received a $1,000 seed grant from the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians for her research, “Studying the Effects of Dexamethasone in Dental Pain.” Collaborating PIs are Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, and Noah Tolby, MD.
Jun 20, 2017
After 12 years of leadership as the program director of the University of Arizona Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, is handing over the residency director reins to Aaron Leetch, MD, the new program director-in-training, effective July 1.
Jun 15, 2017
Katherine Hiller, MD, MPH, and collaborators from Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, and East Carolina University were awarded an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)/Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Research Grant for the study, “A Multi-institutional Online Database for Implementation and Validation of the NCAT-EM: A Consensus-derived Tool for Clinical Assessment of Medical Students in Emergency Medicine.”
Jun 15, 2017
Southern Arizona emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were honored Tuesday, May 23, at the 2017 EMS Week Award Celebration, hosted by Banner – University Medical Center and the UA Department of Emergency Medicine.