Dr. Ben Bobrow Arizona Republic interview on bystander CPR: "Key to Saving Life is In Your Hands"

Cardiac arrest — when the heart completely stops beating — is a major public health problem. It occurs approximately 400,000 times annually in the United States and accounts for one out of five natural deaths. Bobrow, also medical director for the Arizona Department of Health Services' Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, answered some common questions about "hands-only" CPR. Read more.

AEMRC Offers Courses During Emergency Preparedness Week Feb. 23-26

Emergency preparedness courses presented by the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center


Dr. Kurt Denninghoff MedPage Today interview on hormone therapy for TBI clinical trial

"No one was sadder than I was when I heard that the drug wasn't showing a benefit," said Kurt Denninghoff, MD, of the University of Arizona, who served as "hub principal investigator" at one of the 21 sites in the trial. 


AZ Research Shows 9-1-1 Dispatchers Giving CPR Instruction Saves Lives

Guidelines For Bystanders Before Responders Arrive Cited at Heart Association Meeting

UA Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Community Input On Study of a New Airway Device

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires a medical procedure to be performed without patient consent. The study will determine if a new device to secure breathing tubes holds the emergency breathing tubes more securely than currently used devices. The trial, which is set to begin this fall at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, will be performed on critically ill or injured patients who are unable to provide informed consent.

ScholarQuest and Resident Research Forum 2014

The 2014 UA Department of Emergency Medicine Research Forum was held April 29. This year’s keynote speaker was William Barsan, MD, professor and former chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest

A study published July 24 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine says a system being used at Arizona hospitals has saved the lives of countless cardiac arrest patients...

Check, Call, Compress! Teaching the Community Lifesaving CPR

Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.

DEM Research Well Represented at National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting

EMS medical directors and other EMS leaders from around the country, including the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, participated and presented research in the week-long conference with a record breaking attendance of over 800.

The Click Family Foundation Commits Funding to Support Lifesaving Training and Research

Thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation for the purchase of a new resuscitation mannequin and skillreporter, life-saving training capabilities will be enhanced and research monitoring the effectiveness of chest-compression-only CPR training by the general public will be conducted.

Emergency Medical Services Study Awarded Society for Clinical Trials 2012 Trial of the Year

The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, was conducted with partners throughout the nation including the Glendale Fire Department in partnership with the University of Arizona’s Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC).

Dr. Sam Keim Appointed Head of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

Dr. Keim is a UA professor of emergency medicine and was listed among the best physicians in the United States, as selected by his colleagues nationwide, in the 2011-2012 edition of The Best Doctors in America.