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. 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 proud to announce that our Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) has received a one million dollar grant from the Office of Victims of Violence and Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Program. The grant will support male survivors of violence and their families, as well as address unmet needs of this population.
The two recipients of this grant are Dr. Thea James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission, and Director of VIAP, and Elizabeth Dugan, Program Manager of VIAP and licensed clinical social worker (LICSW).
VIAP is an Emergency Department-based program that helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. VIAP is a founding member of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs, and has helped spawn similar programs at other hospitals around the country.
Congratulations on this important achievement!
The American Medical Association (AMA) has presented BMC's Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Andrew Ulrich, with the prestigious AMA Medal of Valor in recognition of his courage and leadership during the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston Medical Center received the first group of critically injured patients only minutes after being notified of the event. Dr. Ulrich played a pivotal role in saving the lives of the 28 patients presenting to the ED from the marathon.
We are very proud of the incredible work that Dr. Ulrich did on that day and continues to do every day here at Boston Medical Center.
The BBC News World Service has featured Dr. Ricky Kue and Dr. Andrew Ulrich in the program "Trauma: The Fight for Life."
Dr. Kue, Assistant Professor and Associate Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire for the City of Boston, and Dr. Ulrich, Associate Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the BMC Emergency Department, discuss research frontiers in trauma care as well as BMC's role in treating victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Dr. Peter Burke, Chief of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery, and Joseph Blansfield, Trauma Program Manager, are also interviewed during the broadcast.
The program can be found here. Advance the cursor to the 11:32 minute mark to hear the interviews.
Boston Medical Center is proud to take part in a new medical documentary created by ABC. This mini-series focuses on BMC and two other Boston-area hospitals as they care for patients with traumatic injuries or medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack. Tentatively called "The Golden Hour," the documentary-style television series will highlight the exceptional care that critically ill patients receive upon entering our Emergency Department and throughout their hospital stay. The team from ABC is expected to film at BMC for 10-12 weeks, starting the week of Oct. 6, and the series is slated to air in early 2015. You can read more about it in this article from the Boston Globe. BMC staff can have frequently asked questions answered here on BMC's internal website.