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News

2014

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OCT 31Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, CDMS director, speaks to the Associated Press about Ebola.
OCT 06Dr. Carl Schultz, UC Irvine professor of emergency medicine, tells CBS News that the ebola virus is an unlikely terrorist weapon.
JUN 11Erik D. Barton, MD, MBA, is named the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine Health. He arrives June 16.
MAR 24UC Irvine's Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, speaks to students about drinking and driving during a high school DUI awareness program.

2013

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DEC 02Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mark I. Langdorf predicts rise in emergency room visits.
NOV 4-11Dr. Shannon Toohey received a scholarship to attend Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop
NOV Dr. Chris Fox established the Institute of Ultrasound Education at UC Irvine School of Medicine with the support of Sonosite.
NOV Dr. Shahram Lotfipour received award from the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine for outstanding editorial service to the journal.
AUG 19Seven UC Irvine medical students and an Idaho-based physician take what they learned from Dr. Chris Fox in a mini-fellowship in bedside ultrasound to medical students in Tanzania.
JUN 30Congratulations to the Emergency Medicine residency class of 2013, June 30 graduates Drs. Deena Ibrahim, Austin Kinney, Weston Seipp, Sharis Simonian, Pamela Swan and Randy Woo.
APR 22Bedside ultrasound rivals chest X-ray in catheter placement, a UC Irvine study led by clinical professor and fellow Dr. Eric Mervis shows.
MAR 21Dr. Shannon Toohey received an EMBRS scholarship, given to a resident showing exceptional promise in academic research. She is the first at UC Irvine to train in the EMBRS course.

2012

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NOV 16UC Irvine study indicates a delay in transporting some trauma patients is linked to in-hospital mortality.
OCT 22Kristi L. Koenig, MD, of Orange County, has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services.
JULY 10Emergency medicine residents first to use iPads for patient care. Event photos are available in the picture gallery.
JUN 26Alexis Lieser is presented with the House of Medicine Award.
MAY 29Congratulations to Dr. Suchard for winning the MVP for Outstanding Service to the School of Medicine and Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award.
MAY 29Congratulations to Dr. Fox, Dr. Langdorf, and Dr. Chakravarthy for winning the Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award.
MAY 20The Center for Disaster Medical Sciences within the department is a member of the prestigious EMDM Academy, a consortium of academic institutions that promote the growth and development of disaster medicine as a science.
MAY 20UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine is a Sponsoring Institution for this Master course which draws students from all over the world.
MAY 20Drs. Koenig, Schultz, and Stratton are in Italy teaching in the European Master of Disaster Medicine Course. Dr. Koenig is there on a Fulbright Scholarship, a prestigious award for visiting professors from the US to travel for academic activities to foreign countries.
FEB 14"Listen, Protect and Connect" web version for parents (for use with their children) "LPCweb" PFA for Children by Parents) is now up and running at the UCI Center for Disaster Medical Sciences
FEB 01Dr. Pamela Swan helps translate Listen, Learn, and Protect: Psychological First Aid is now live on its own site in Japan.
JAN 04High incidence of ER closures at hospitals serving black patients is "a reflection of economics" rather than race, says UC Irvine Dr. Wesley Fields, chair, Emergency Medicine Action Fund.

2011

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OCT 16Congratulations to Rod Mortazavi for receiving the 2011 ACEP's "National Outstanding Medical Student Award" for demonstrating humanism, professionalism, scholarly achievements, leaderships and service to medical organizations, community service and research.
OCT 4More than 100 new medical students at UC Irvine will become the second class at the university to receive iPads filled with apps covering their curriculum, initiated by Dr. Warren Wiechmann.
SEP 30The accuracy of the new thriller, "Contagion," gets high marks from UC Irvine emergency medicine specialists.
Sep 19Psychological First Aid (PFA) for the Community Helping Each Other - Helping Those Around You in Times of Disaster
Sep 16Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy will be on the radio afternoon talk show "Patt Morrison" discussing teen driving safety.
Sep 15Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn joins the UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine
AUG 05Dr. Fox and Dr. Wiechmann featured in MobileHealthWatch article
AUG 01Chris Fox got the first ultrasound award from the new Academy of ultrasound in SAEM. It was given by the outgoing President of SAEM and President of the new Academy
AUG 01WestJEM published by UC Irvine is named official journal of national EM group