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BMC Featured on NPR for Social Determinants of Health Training

July 27th, 2016

Dr. Thea James, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission, Dr. Jeff Schneider, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Travis Manasco, PGY-4, and Dr. Haley Thun, PGY-2, have been featured on National Public Radio for their roles in developing a curriculum for new interns and fellows on the social determinants of health!

The Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency is a national leader in public health programs and educational initiatives that raise the quality of care for underserved and vulnerable patient populations.

Also involved in this initiative were Chelsea McGuire, Elizabeth Doran, Leslie Halpern, Karan Verma, and the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) Social Determinants of Health Group.

Read more about our innovative training for house officers during orientation.

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BMCED Celebrates 30 Years of Residency Training

July 6th, 2016

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We are proud to announce that this year marks the 30th anniversary of our residency program!

There is a lot in our history to celebrate. Not only are we the oldest EM residency in the City of Boston, but we continue to advance the field of emergency medicine through our commitment to provide compassionate care to an under-served patient population, our many publications and cutting-edge research, our faculty's dedication to resident training, and our world-class public health initiatives such as Project ASSERT, the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, and the Injury Prevention Center, to name a few.

In addition, our residency has produced a large alumni network with graduates who have become true leaders in the specialty, and who have founded many other EM programs across the country.

Despite numerous obstacles, our program helped establish emergency medicine as a respected medical specialty in Boston and New England.

Congratulations to all the pioneers of emergency medicine, our alumni, faculty, and residents!

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Dr. Lauren Nentwich Receives Be Exceptional Award

June 15th, 2016

nentwichCongratulations to Dr. Lauren Nentwich, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Quality and Patient Safety, for being named a 2016 Be Exceptional Award winner!

The Be Exceptional Award recognizes Boston Medical Center staff who demonstrate exceptional job performance and who embody the attributes of empathy, teamwork, initiative, and excellence. This year's 25 award recipients were nominated by fellow employees and selected by a hospital-wide committee. An award ceremony and reception will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 2-3 pm in the Hiebert Lounge.

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Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet Featured in Upcoming Global Health Webinar

May 21st, 2016

gabrielle jacquetDr. Gabrielle Jacquet, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Global Health, will be featured in an upcoming global health webinar on pre-departure training.

Sponsored by Child Family Health International (CFHI), a United Nations-recognized non-profit organization that specializes in global health education, the webinar will explore topics in pre-departure training for students and trainees working in health-related settings abroad. Other experts participating in the webinar include Dr. Jessica Evert, Clinical Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, and Willy Oppenheim, Founder and Executive Director of omprakash.org.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 10am Pacific Time. Register now!

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New Grant to Support Hepatitis C Testing in the Emergency Department

May 13th, 2016

elissa perkinsWe 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.

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Dr. Sophia Dyer Named Among Most Influential Women in EMS

April 21st, 2016

Sophia DyerWe 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.

Congratulations!

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Dr. Jacquet Named Medical Director for Global Health Non-Profit

April 8th, 2016

Gabrielle_faceCongratulations to Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Global Health, for being named Medical Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI)! 

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. 

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2016 Match List

March 21st, 2016

Congratulations to our 31st class of residents, and welcome to BMC!

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Dr. Sophia Dyer Receives Corey Slovis Award for Excellence in Education

February 24th, 2016

Sophia DyerWe 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.

Congratulations!

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EM Programs Collaborate to Organize ‘All Boston Emergency Medicine Conference’

February 17th, 2016

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

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Dr. James Feldman and Dr. Thea James Interviewed on NPR

February 5th, 2016

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.

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BMC Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Ambulance Diversion

February 1st, 2016

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.

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Dr. James Feldman Named Senior Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine

January 28th, 2016

feldman_faceCongratulations 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.

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Dr. Traci Green Appointed to CDC Opioid Guideline Workgroup

January 26th, 2016

Green_Traci-2-5x3-5We 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.

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BMC Opens New Clinical Simulation Center

December 15th, 2015

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.

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