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2020

DateDescription
AUG 03Congratulations to Dr. Victor Cisneros, Clinical Instructor in EM and Research Fellow in Population Health and Social EM, for his recognition in EMRA spotlight and new position as ACEP/EMRA Vice-Chair of Social EM for 2020-2021.
JUL 23WestJEM Published by the Department of Emergency Medicine: Journal Ranking and Impact Factor July 2020
JUL 15 Congratulations Drs. Shahrdad Lotfipour (UCI Departments of Emergency Medicine / Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Frances Leslie (UCI Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Anatomy and Neurobiology) for being part of a team of Investigators who won a $3,629,566.00 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
JUL 01Congratulations to graduate student Michelle Ren for being awarded a position on the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 Training Program in Substance Use and Use Disorders (T32 DA050558-01) as part of the Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience (ICAN) working with Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences
JUN 25Congratulation to Dr. Shadi Lahham, Assistant Professor of Clinical EM, for receiving the 2020 Michael J Burns Teaching faculty of the year award.
JUN 22UCI Podcast: In the ER with Dr. Chris Fox
JUN 08Congratulation to Dr. Chris Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, for receiving the Medical Education Department Chair Award: Granted to a department chair or division chief who has promoted student development and exemplifies the spirit of medical education.
JUN 08Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray, Assistant Clinical Professor of EM, for excellence in teaching as Dean’s Scholar in the Clinical Foundations course.
JUN 08Congratulations to Dr. Warren Wiechmann, Associate Professor of Clinical EM, for receiving the Medical Education Outstanding Leadership Award granted by the Office of Medical Education to a faculty member for outstanding leadership in medical education.
JUN 08Congratulation to Dr. Jeffrey Suchard, Professor of Clinical EM and Course Director for Pharmacology, for the AMSG Excellence in Teaching presented to the Medical Pharmacology course for excellence in teaching, as voted by the student body.
MAY 29Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour in Department of Emergency Medicine for receiving the University of California Office of the President / Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) 2020 - Pilot Award for the project titled “Functional Role of a Human 3’UTR Polymorphism in Adolescent Nicotine Seeking” in the amount of $497,404, starting July 1st, 2020 for two years.
MAY 22Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Toohey for receiving the Award for Excellence in Leadership and Education from the UC Irvine Graduate Medical Education Office
MAY 22 Congratulation to Jessica Holland for receiving the Outstanding Program Coordinator Award from the UC Irvine Graduate Medical Education Office
JAN 7UCI team of researchers assess the psychological and physiological effects of augmented reality; Medical students participate in computer-based simulation that adds digital elements to a live view

2019

DateDescription
NOV 16UCI Department of Emergency Medicine Takes Steps to Address Food Insecurity
OCT 13Congratulations to Dr. Victor Cisneros, PGY-3 Chief Resident at UCI Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for his keynote address, "College/Postbac track," at the UCI Open Medical School
SEP 23The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine published by the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine sponsored the research competition at the 10th Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dr. Mark Langdorf and Shahram Lotfipour served as abstract research reviewers and poster judges. The Journal also sponsored the cash prizes for first second and third place research posters. Dr. Victor Cisneros, third year UCI EM resident, won second prize for his project on food insecurity in college campuses.
SEP 16Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour for being elected as Fellow of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine
SEP Congratulations to Dr. Megan Osborn for being recognized as the 2019 American College of Emergency Physicians National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award recipient
AUG 28Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour and colleague for their publication in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, “Nicotine Gateway Effects on Adolescent Substance Abuse.”
AUG 27Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour and colleagues for the University of California Irvine (UCI) Small Capitalization Grant Awarded ($1.667 million) for the Development of the First Ever Behavioral Neuroscience Testing Core at UCI in the Basement of the Biological Sciences 3 Facility
AUG 26UC Irvine Medical School gifts Butterfly handheld ultrasounds to its whole class of 2023
JUL 15Congratulations to Dr. Megan Osborn for being recognized as the 2019 American College of Emergency Physicians National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award recipient
JUL 08Waze data can help predict car crashes and cut response time
JUL 01Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Roh for receiving the Gary & Mary West Health Foundation Geriatric Emergency Department Expansion Project Project (PI) for $649,161 over 3 years
JUN 27Congratulations to Dr. Shadi Lahham for his 2019 Michael J Burns Teaching Faculty of the Year award selected by the Emergency Medicine Residents for outstanding clinical and bedside teaching.
JUN 26Congratulations to Drs. Megan Osborn, Soheil Saadat, Alisa Wray, Warren Wiechmann, Shannon Toohey and colleagues for their publication in AEM Education and Training, “A Retrospective Cohort Study of the Effect of Home Institution on Emergency Medicine Standardized Letters of Evaluation.”
JUN 17WestJEM moves up in Emergency Medicine journal rankings with increased Impact Factor
JUN 12Congratulations to Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy for receiving the grant for Medical Assisted Treatment Access Points to help combat the opioid crisis
JUN 11Congratulations to Dr. David Nykin, PGY-2 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for being elected to the California Chapter Division of American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
MAY 31Congratulations to Dr. Megan Osborn for receiving the Office of Medical Education MVP Award for her service contributions to the School of Medicine at the School of Medicine honors night
MAY 24New Infographic on "Gut-Brain Axis Interactions in Opioid Use" by Lotfipour laboratory
MAY 22Congratulations to Dr. Victor Cisneros, PGY-2 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for receiving the UCI Engage Alumni Great Partner Award. This award recognizes UCI graduates for their commitment to civic and community engagement as seen through their community service, non-profit work, support and involvement in our community.
MAY 22Congratulations to Dr. Shahram Lotfipour for being elected as Treasurer to the California Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine starting July 1, 2019
MAY 22Congratulations to Dr. Sean Young and Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy for their co-author publication in JAMA Surgery, "Crowdsourced Traffic Data as an Emerging Tool to Monitor Car Crashes.”
MAY 22New study shows crowdsourced traffic data could save lives App-users post crash alerts minutes before they are reported to CHP
MAY 18Congratuations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour for receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his contributions as a faculty mentor at the Twenty-Sixth Annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium
MAY 13Congratulations to Dr. Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont for being selected for a Dynamic Womxn of UCI Award. The Womxn’s Hub celebrates and honors the incredible womxn who are leaders and role models actively making a difference in the community.
MAY 07 Dean Dr. Michael Stamos and Vice Dean Dr. Le-Bucklin have announced that Dr. Megan Osborn has agreed to serve as the Associate Dean of Students for the School of Medicine effective July 1, 2019
MAY 06Congratulations to Dr. Victor Cisneros, PGY-2 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for being elected to National AAEM Resident and Student Association Board
MAY 01Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray for receiving the UCI School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching — Clinical Sciences Award.
MAY 01Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray for receiving the UCI School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching — Dean’s Scholars Award
MAY 01Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray for receiving the UCI School of Medicine AMSG Excellence in Teaching — Clinical Foundations II
MAY 01Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray for receiving the UCI Emergency Medicine Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award
APR 18Dean Michael Stamos has announced that Dr. Chris Fox has agreed to serve as the permanent Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine
APR 12Congratulations to Dr. Shadi Lahham, Dr. Chris Fox and colleagues for their publication in the JAMA Network Open, “Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Hemorrhage, and Vitreous Detachment in the Emergency Department
APR 04Congratulations to Dr. Sari Lahham, PGY-3 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for being inducted to the Gold Humanism Honors Society
APR 01Congratulations to Dr. Megan Osborn for being recognized as the Best Faculty Discussant at the 2019 National Emergency Medicine CPC Semi-Final Competition
APR 01The Clinical Pathologic Case Competition was held in April 1, 2019 in Seattle Washington at the CORD Academic Assembly. There were 6 divisions, each with 10 cases. Resident participants presented a patient case, while faculty were challenged to solve the case and discuss the differential diagnosis. Megan Osborn was the faculty discussant winner for Division 6. She will compete in the finals at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver, CO on October 27, 2019
APR 01Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour, Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy and colleagues in receiving the UCI HEAL Initiative Team Building Research Grant
APR 01Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Toohey for her Academy Scholar Award in the category of Enduring Materials from the CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine
FEB 15Congratulations to Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy (PI), Dr. Jennifer Roh (co-ED PI) and colleagues for receiving the California Bridge Program Grant (SAMHSA) for $260,000
FEB 01Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour for receiving the 2019 ICTS Pilot Studies Award for "Molecular Neurobiology of Nicotine Use"
FEB 01Congratulations to Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour for being honored as Faculty Mentor of the month for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
JAN 07Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour and his laboratory receive the 2019 Microbiome Initiative Pilot Project Grant

2018

DateDescription
OCT 01Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn shares life saving recommendations at ACEP 2018 on “Five can’t miss oncologic emergencies."
OCT 01Congratulations to Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn for her co-author publication in Academic Medicine, "The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: A Novel Online Approach to Faculty Development in Education Scholarship."
JUN 11WestJEM, published by the Department of Emergency Medicine, has achieved notable growth on 2017 SJR and Scopus Citescore rankings
JUN 08Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine, published by the Department of Emergency Medicine, has achieved Inclusion in Pubmed and Pubmed Central!
JUN 01Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Sylwanowicz, PGY-2 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for being inducted as a resident member to Gold Humanism Honors Society.
JUN 01Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Toohey who won the 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation
MAY 20Congratulations to Dr. Shahram Lotfipour for his co-author publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, "Procalcitonin- Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection"
MAY 16Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Suchard for his award "Excellence in Teaching - Basic Sciences” in the School of Medicine and for Pharmacology being recognized by AMSG for Excellence in Teaching.
MAY 16Congratulations to Dr. Alisa Wray for her award "Excellence in Teaching - Clinical Sciences” in the School of Medicine
MAY 03Congratulations to Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy for his recognition by CalOptima and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), for ACAP's Leadership in Advocacy Award
MAY 01Congratulations to Dr. Justin Yanuck, PGY-2 resident at UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program, for his election as Secretary-Treasurer of AAEM/RSA Board of Directors
APR 25Congrats to Dr. Alisa Wray for being selected as the new Director of Clinical Skills Assessment and the new Clinical Foundations course director for the school of Medicine.
APR 25Congratulations to Dr. Sangeeta Sakaria for being selected as a Dean’s Scholar
APR 14UC Irvine Health's Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, the lead for SafeRxOC (Orange County’s collaborative on the prescription opioid epidemic), was interviewed by the Voice of OC magazine regarding opioid addiction in Orange County senior population
APR 01Southern California Public Radio KPCC talks about national Stop the Bleed Day with UCI Health experts.
FEB 20Mass shootings: 5 steps to saving a life
FEB 15Winter wilderness hiking takes preparation
JAN 24The UC Irvine School of Medicine earns its fourth consecutive Apple Distinguished School award for innovation, creativity and its learning environment.
JAN 23Marijuana may be legal, but is it safe?
JAN 22UC Irvine Health disaster medicine expert Carl Schultz, MD, explains to USA Today the effect numerous natural disasters and human-caused crises have had on the nation’s hospitals.

2017

DateDescription
DEC 150 School of Medicine faculty named "Physicians of Excellence”
DEC 06Dr. Chris Fox, interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, tells Smithsonian magazine that ultrasound technology is still underused in medicine today.
SEP 01Dr. Michael Burns has been elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
MAY 25Congratulations Dr. Michael Burns for receiving the American Board of Emergency Medicine 30 year certificate!
MAY 18Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Suchard for receiving the AMSG Excellence in Teaching award for second year Pharmacology course!
MAY 18Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Suchard for receiving an Excellence in Teaching award in Basic Sciences!
MAY 18Congratulations to Drs. Megan Osborn, Alisa Wray, Warren Wiechmann for receiving Excellence in Teaching awards in Clinical Sciences!
MAR 19Dr. Shahram Lotfipour receives the Robert McNamara award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for outstanding leadership in academic medicine in support of the Academy
FEB 10Dr. Mark langdorf was elected secretary-treasurer of the medical staff at UCI Medical Center. This position converts to vice president and then president of the medical staff over the next four years.
JAN 01WestJEM has created a new Journal focused on clinical cases and case reports titled CPC-EM. Dr. Shadi Lahham, Dr. Shahram Lotfipour and Dr. Mark Langdorf are associate editor of the new Journal

2016

DateDescription
NOV 10Dr. Kristi Koenig Appointed San Diego EMS Medical Director
AUG 03Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, a UC Irvine researcher focusing on drug misuse and abuse, shares insights about patients using opioids for chronic pain with 89.3 KPCC.
JUL 01Dr. Shannon Toohey appointed assistant residency program director
JUN 13Dr. Carl Schultz is quoted in Wired “HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway"
MAY 14Dr. Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont is selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
MAY 06Dr. Warren Wiechmann demonstrates how smartphone attachments are replacing traditional tools of the trade.
MAY 02Dr. Mark Langdorf is quoted in the UC Office of Scholarly Communication “Getting found: Indexing and the independent OA journal”
APR 28Sari Lahham, MS4 and incoming UC Irvine EM resident, receives honorable mention for the ACEP Outstanding National Medical Student Award.
APR 28Dr. Shahram Lotfipour quoted by UC Irvine Health in “Is Alcohol Putting You at Risk"
APR 26Shahrdad Lotfipour, PhD, is awarded the UC Irvine ADVANCE Career Development Award
APR 19Dr. Kristi Koenig and Dr. Carl Schultz, clinical professors of EM, publish the 2nd Edition of Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine Comprehensive Principles and Practices.
APR 02Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn wins the new speaker competition at Western Regional SAEM Symposium.
MAR 18Dr. J Christian Fox wins the Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
FEB 29UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann discusses how medical apps are changing the culture of medicine from the physician side.
FEB 20A group of UC Irvine medical students, led by emergency medicine research director Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, launch Orange County's first needle exchange program.

2015

DateDescription
OCT 28Dr. Carl H. Schultz, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, receives the Disaster Medical Sciences Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians at the 2015 Scientific Assembly in Boston.
OCT 26Dr. Megan Osborn, Assistant Professor of Clinical EM, is the CPC Faculty Discussant Winner
JUL 01Dr. Shadi Lahham, Assistant Clinical Professor fo EM, appointed Assistant Residency Program Director
JUN 07Emergency Medicine Newsletter, Spring Edition 2015
JUN 04Dr. J. Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, gives an overview to the future of point of care with the use of ultrasound at TEDxUCIrvine.
JUN 01After-Hours/Walk-in Urgent Care Unit in the Pavilion Clinics Opening in July
JUN 01Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) Receives Generous Grant for a new Anatomy Workshop
JUN 01Monica Iqbal is the new Residency Coordinator in Emergency Medicine
JUN 01Emergency Department Observation Unit Opening June 1st
JUN 01Residency Updates
MAY 27UC Irvine physicians discuss how technology is shaping medicine with the Orange County Register.
APR 03Dr. J Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, named one of the 25 Top Professors of Sonography.
APR 01Mark Langdorf, MD Appointed Senior Associate Dean in UCI School of Medicine
MAR 05Dr. Carl Schultz quoted by UC Irvine Health in “Emergency room or urgent care?”
FEB 19UC Irvine Emergency Medicine research changes to international Afib guidelines
FEB 13The Department of Emergency Medicine Academic offices will be moving
FEB 02WestJEM is accepted for indexing in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database

2014

DateDescription
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

DateDescription
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

DateDescription
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