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UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.


Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.


First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.


Selected Recent Publications

Acuña J, Situ-LaCasse EH, Patanwala AE, et al. "Identification of gender differences in ultrasound milestone assessments during emergency medicine residency training: a pilot study." Adv Med Educ Pract. 2019;10:141-145.
Smith G, Beger S, Vadeboncoeur T, et al. "Trends in overdose-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Arizona." Resuscitation. 2019;134:122-126.
Ahmad FA, White AJ, Hiller KM, Amini R, Jeffe DB. "An assessment of residents' and fellows' personal finance literacy: an unmet medical education need." Int J Med Educ. 2017;8:192-204.
Spaite DW, Bobrow BJ, Gaither JB, Hu C. "In reply." Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70(2):263-264.