We are proud to announce that Dr. Elissa Schechter-Perkins, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, will be the lead emergency physician implementing a new, cutting-edge program that will provide Hepatitis C testing in the Emergency Department!
Funded largely by a grant from Gilead Sciences, this pilot program is a coordinated effort by the Emergency Department, section of Infectious Disease, and section of Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. The program provides for patient navigators who will help emergency physicians inform patients of their test results and ensure that patients are linked to timely outpatient hepatitis care. Implementation of the program is planned for this summer.
We are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has been named as one of the 14 most influential women in EMS in the United States!
EMS1.com published the announcement about Dr. Dyer, who is the first female medical director for Boston EMS, as part of their celebration of Women’s History Month.
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children’s Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award and the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education.
CFHI is a United Nations-recognized non-profit organization that specializes in global health education, providing over 30 global health education programs in 10 countries around the world. Dr. Jacquet’s role will be to oversee curriculum development, pre-departure training, and research. She will also collaborate with CFHI’s Medical Directors in international communities to build solidarity, reciprocity, and local capacity-building.
Dr. Jacquet is an expert in pre-departure training, and has also worked extensively in the areas of medical education, resource-limited emergency medicine, and global health research.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has received the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education!
Created by the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities Emergency Medical Services Medical Directors Consortium in 2009, this annual award recognizes physicians who have “provided the emergency medical community with incomparable educational achievement and who possess the unique ability to facilitate substantive learning among the public, emergency care providers and colleagues alike.”
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children’s Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.
We are excited to announce the establishment of the first annual All Boston Emergency Medicine Conference!
Spearheaded by chief residents and faculty representatives from BMC, BIDMC, BWH/MGH, and Tufts, along with our very own Dr. Jonathan Olshaker, Professor and Chairman of the Emergency Department, our robust education section, Drs. Alex Sheng, Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director, and Matthew Tyler, PGY4, the conference celebrates the amazing emergency medicine presence in Boston. More
Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Thea James, Associate Professor and Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP), have been interviewed on a National Public Radio (NPR) program investigating gun violence.
The broadcast, titled Humankind: Epidemic of Gun Violence, features Dr. Feldman and Dr. James discussing both the medical and public health implications of gun violence.
Listen to a clip of the interview.
Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, is co-principal investigator in a new study examining at the effect of ambulance diversion on the vulnerable patients that Boston Medical Center serves.
Dr. Feldman helped advocate for Massachusetts banning ambulance diversion state-wide in 2009. Massachusetts is the first and only state in the country to implement this policy.
In an interview on NPR, Dr. Feldman states that “we have strong evidence that people who have critical illness or injury who have delayed time to treatment do worse.”
Read more about the study and the NIH grant.
Congratulations to Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, for being named a Senior Reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Calling him “among the best of the very best,” Annals cited Dr. Feldman’s “very substantial academic contribution to the journal and our specialty” as a reason why he was chosen for the position.
Dr. Feldman also serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board and is a member of the Committee on Publications for the Massachusetts Medical Society.
We are proud to announce that Traci C. Green, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Research Center, has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid Guideline Workgroup.
Dr. Green is one of ten national healthcare experts who were nominated by the CDC to advise its Board of Scientific Counselors on guidelines for opioid prescribing.
Dr. Green earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University.
We are pleased to announce that Boston Medical Center has opened a new state-of-the-art simulation center!
The Alan D. Solomont & Susan Lewis Solomont Clinical Simulation Center features cutting-edge facilities, supplies, and technology for resident, student, and nursing education. The simulation center is available for use by all hospital departments, but is managed by Emergency Department faculty under the leadership of Dr. Ron Medzon, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director for Medical Simulation.
Take a virtual tour of the new Moakley Building facility here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jolion McGreevy, Instructor in Emergency Medicine and Assistant Residency Program Director, for developing “Ethical Decision-making in the Emergency Department,” a peer-reviewed lecture series!
Featured in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, the lecture teaches participants to understand the unique ethical context of the ED, recognize the importance of competence in ethical decision-making, and develop a framework for ethical decision-making in the ED.
Co-developers of the lecture include Dr. Eric Isaacs of University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Keith Marill of Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Arvind Venkat of Allegheny Health Network, and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Ethics Committee.
The lecture can be viewed here.
Dr. Kue, Assistant Professor, Associate Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire for the City of Boston, and Director of the Boston EMS Medicine Fellowship, discusses differences between emergency medical systems during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the recent Paris terrorist attacks.
Maureen McMahon, Director of Emergency Preparedness at Boston Medical Center, was also interviewd.
The piece can be found here.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Global Health, has launched The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health, a cutting-edge series of interactive open-access courses to prepare students and trainees to safely and effectively participate in global health learning experiences.
These courses have been made possible thanks to the hard work of over 50 global health experts from all over the world, including many Boston Medical Center faculty, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) International Section, Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA), and the Boston University Digital Learning Initiative.
The first course begins on Monday October 26 at 11am EST. Course registration can be accessed here.
Additional information about the course can be found here.
We are proud to announce that the following PGY4s have been accepted into Critical Care Fellowships:
Cassidy Dahn – Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center Critical Care Fellowship, Bronx, NY
Sam Kim – Mount Sinai Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, New York, NY
Matthew Tyler – Cooper University Hospital Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Camden, NJ