Tagged: violence prevention
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!
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.
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!
This award recognizes a healthcare provider who embodies characteristics of compassionate care such as respect, interpersonal communication, empathy, and cultural sensitivity.
Dr. James was cited for her extraordinary ability to interact “with patients in a truly authentic and compassionate manner. She sees the person behind each injury and searches for that person’s story. Her sensitivity, communications skills, optimism and kindness have deeply impacted the lives of her patients and families.”
Dr. James is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director and Co-founder of the Violence Intervention Advocate Program (VIAP), Co-founder of Unified for Global Healing, and President of the Boston Medical Center Medical and Dental Faculty. She received the award on November 20, 2014.
Published in Academic Emergency Medicine: “Boston Violence Intervention Advocacy Program: A Qualitative Study of Client Experiences and Perceived Effect”
Congratulations to Dr. Thea James, Salma Bibi, Breanne Langlois, Elizabeth Dugan, and Patty Mitchell for their publication in Academic Emergency Medicine on client experiences and the perceived effect of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) at Boston Medical Center. More