Dr. Renee Hsia Receives RO1 Award from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

October 30, 2012
Dr. Renee Hsia was recently awarded a RO1 from the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as co-investigator with her collaborator from the National Bureau of Economic Research, Dr. Yu-Chu Shen. They will be studying whether emergency department closures or crowding widens racial disparities in access and outcomes at patient-, facility-, and community-levels; and whether improved access as a result of ED opening can reduce such disparities. Because health policies aiming to improve efficiency of care delivery can have unintended consequences of widening health disparities, their results will offer an unusually complete picture of the potential mechanisms through which disparities can occur at different levels of care delivery, as well as inform policies with specific measures that may be applied to minimize disparities.

ACEP 2012

October 8, 2012

Frequent ED Users audiocast

October 4, 2012
Ellen Weber, MD, and Maria Raven, MD, were invited as expert panelists by Dr. Rob Scott, CEO of Phoenix Physicians, to discuss “Frequent ED Users: Latest Approaches to Management.” This was broadcast by Phoenix Physicians on September 27th. To listen to the call in its entirety, the full audio recording is accessible here.

Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award

August 22, 2012
The Academy of Medical Educators has recognized six of our faculty members with the Excellence in Teaching Award. Congratulations to John Brown, MD; Stacy Sawtelle, MD; Nathan Teismann, MD; David Thompson, MD, MPH; Ralph Wang, MD; and Lori Weichenthal, MD. They will be honored at the Annual Celebration of New Members event on September 24 in room N-225 on the Parnassus campus at 3:30 p.m.

Academy of Medical Educators - New Members

August 15, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. David Duong, Dr. Gregory Hendey and Dr. Kenny Banh (picture at left) who have been selected for membership in The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. They will be inducted into the Academy on Monday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Room N-225 on the Parnassus campus. The Department of Emergency Medicine has the highest rate of membership in the Academy among San Francisco faculty with 16% of our faculty, followed by Family & Community Medicine (12%), Pediatrics (10%), OB-GYN (9%), and Medicine (5%).

The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine is currently enrolling patients for the STONE trial

May 25, 2012

The STONE trial is a fifteen site randomized controlled trial comparing CT scan vs. Radiology performed ultrasound vs. point of care ultrasound for emergency department patients with suspected kidney stone.