Dana Zive, she will always be remembered!

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague,  Dana Zive, Sunday, September 30, 2018.

 Dana was the Director of the Oregon POLST Registry, Associate Director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, and a Research Assistant Professor in the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine and CPR-EM.  She earned her B.S. in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and her M.P.H. in Public Health Education and Biostats/Epidemiology from San Jose State University.  Dana joined OHSU in 2004, and her areas of focus included end-of-life care and emergency care research. 

 Dana was integrally involved in many DEM research efforts, including the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (many out-of-hospital interventional trials in cardiac arrest and trauma) and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Program (POLST).  She was key in developing and implementing the Oregon electronic POLST registry, including legislated state funding. Dana has been a fundamental member of CPREM throughout our years of building infrastructure and growth.  She had a true research mind and a passion for data. She was our colleague and friend and will be dearly missed. 

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Pediatric EM group hosts pediatric EM physicians from Argentina to strengthen collaborative efforts

Argentina EM Physicians visit our ED

Drs. Sheridan, Hansen and Newgard recently hosted a group of pediatric EM physicians from Garrahan children’s hospital in Argentina. The goal of the meetings are to strengthen collaborative efforts in the research and innovation space. The first step in doing this is the expansion of a clinical trial for pediatric hydration assessment, HydraSense, to their institution.

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Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership Changes

The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the following promotions in our leadership structure.

James Heilman, M.D. - Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A. - Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Beech Burns, M.D., M.C.R. - Vice Chair and Medical Director, Pediatric EM Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
Meaghan Dehning, M.D. - Vice Chair and Medical Director, Tuality Healthcare Emergency Department
Anthony Ferroggiaro, M.D. - Vice Chair and Medical Director, Adventist Health Emergency Department, Medical Director, Adventist Health Emergency Department
Regina Mysliwiec, M.D. - Vice Chair and Medical Director, Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, Medical Director, Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

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Columbia Memorial Emergency Department/Urgent Care Mission

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) Unit Based Council met recently for the first time to brainstormed about what CMH wanted their mission to be. As the services they provide overlap with their Urgent Care (UC), they were represented by one of the UC providers who also participated in the discussion.

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Dr. Esther Choo receives her first NIH R01 grant

The Emergency Medicine Department would like to recognize and celebrate Dr. Esther Choo on her first NIH R01! The project is “Implementation, Outcomes, and Cost of a Novel Medicaid Policy to Reduce Opioids for Back Pain”, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). 

To become Principal Investigator on a federal R01 research grant is a major scientific achievement that takes years of persistence to reach, with few scientists reaching this mark. This is the NIH benchmark for an “independent investigator” and recognition that a scientist has proposed a highly rigorous project, along with the track record to successfully lead it (two very high bars to get over).

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Dr. Mickley Leads a New POCUS Elective

The EMED 705K course, led by Megan Mickley MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound and Assistant Professor in the Depts. of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, and MS4 Evan Foulke, will be leading a collaboration among POCUS instructors from the Emergency medicine, Internal medicine and Family medicine Departments and medical student POCUS "superusers." Both didactic and hands-on skill sessions will be taught during an 8-week POCUS elective for MS2 students. We hope this will continue to promote interdisciplinary POCUS teaching and learning within the healthcare system.

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Dr. Mary Tanski and Dr. James Heilman named Vice Chairs of the Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mary Tanski and Dr. James Helman have been named Vice Chairs of the Department of Emergency Medicine. They have earned the respect and the trust of senior leadership at OHSU at both the Hospital and School of Medicine, and our department looks forward for their continued contributions.

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OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine Bids Farewell to Dr. Nicole Deiorio

Dr. Deiorio joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2000. She was promoted to Professor rank in 2007 and was the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Section and also served as the Director of Medical Student Education.

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OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine Now Staffs Tuality Community Hospital Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine faculty is now staffing the emergency department at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon. Meaghan Dehning, M.D., Assistant Professor has been appointed Medical Director.

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