• Tucson Researchers, Physicians to Participate in National Study to Standardize Pediatric Seizure Care


    The study aims to decrease the number of pediatric patients arriving at the emergency department with an active seizure.
     

  • Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

    The nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice also helped create a Sexual Assault Response Team with experts from the university, hospital and community to guide the program and ensure it meets survivor needs.

  • Initiative Gives Rural EMS Responders 24-hour Access to Emergency Medicine Physicians

    The Arizona Rural EMS Advanced Telemedicine Demonstration Initiative will improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to potentially lifesaving care. 

Congratulations to Faculty Award Recipients

The winners of the 2022 Faculty Awards were honored at the May 19 General Faculty Meeting.

Tucson Researchers, Physicians to Participate in National Study to Standardize Pediatric Seizure Care

The study aims to decrease the number of pediatric patients arriving at the emergency department with an active seizure.  

Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

The nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice also helped create a Sexual Assault Response Team with experts from the university, hospital and community to guide the program and ensure it meets survivor needs.

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

Thank you for visiting our site! A few thoughts -–

Like you, I’m really hoping this pandemic is losing some steam. In the meantime, we will continue to do what we do extremely well: Resuscitate and compassionately care for whoever with whatever presents to our two EDs. Our faculty and residents are extraordinary and have proven incredible resilience. As we enter (what I think) is the best time of year in the Sonoran Desert, we need to remember that we have an amazing place to live and work. We have an amazing team that supports each other. We have amazing nurses who have worked with us despite shortages. We work with amazing EMS personnel who provide incredible care in challenging situations. Emergency Medicine people are CAN DO folks and we ARE doing it. The department has never been stronger!

We will continue to actively implement our strategic framework around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This work is led by Dr. Alice Min Simpkins, our department DEI Champion. Our environment must always be one that demonstrates respect to all. Only through this commitment do we begin to achieve. We have accomplished much but we have so far to go.

Thank you all for what you are doing to make a difference.


Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

EM In The News

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Next Generation of Physicians

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical students received their white coats representing their future profession on July 29 at Centennial Hall.


Emergency Medicine Faculty Promotions

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on their promotions!


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DEM E-News Winter/Spring 2022

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