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Dr. Sophia Dyer Named Among Most Influential Women in EMS

April 21st, 2016 in News 0 comments

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. Sophia Dyer Receives Corey Slovis Award for Excellence in Education

February 24th, 2016 in News 0 comments

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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BMC Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Ambulance Diversion

February 1st, 2016 in News 0 comments

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. Ricky Kue Interviewed by PBS on Paris Terrorist Attacks

November 27th, 2015 in News 0 comments

kue_faceThe Public Broadcasting System (PBS) member station WGBH has featured Dr. Ricky Kue in the piece “Paris Attacks & Boston Marathon Bombings: Diverging Strategies For First Responders.”

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.

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Dr. Sophia Dyer Receives BUSM Distinguished Alumna Award

April 7th, 2015 in News 0 comments

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, for receiving the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award!
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Faculty Interviewed by BBC News on Trauma Care

October 29th, 2014 in News 0 comments

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.

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The program can be found here. Advance the cursor to the 11:32 minute mark to hear the interviews.

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Dr. Kue Published in Journal of EMS

October 8th, 2014 in News 0 comments

Congratulations to Dr. Ricky Kue, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, for his recent publication in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services!

The article, “Boston EMS Transitions to Warm Zone Operations after the Boston Marathon Bombing,” discusses the role of Boston EMS during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and lessons learned from the experience.

The article can be read here.

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