Dr. Esther Choo receives her first NIH R01 grant

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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

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

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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 Emergency Medicine and BDMS Hospital System Kick off Educational Collaborative in Southeast Asia


Drs. Beech Burns, Erin Burns, and Jessica Bailey, along with RNs Melinda Hartenstein and Danielle Sullivan, traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to meet with OHSU's partners in the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services system to kick off their course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).

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OHSU Virtual Visits-Urgent Care Team Receives the June Best Practice Award


Congrats to the OHSU Virtual Visits—Urgent Care team on receiving the June Best Practice Award  for Virtual Visits-Urgent Care.  This was awarded to OHSU Virtual Visits- Urgent Care by the Patient Access Symposium, a collection of Academic Medical Centers fighting the good fight on improving patient access. 

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Faculty Promotions


The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A. and Matthew Hansen, M.D., M.C.R.. to Associate Professor.

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Dr. Sheridan and Dr. Hansen launch HydraSense clinical trial

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Dr. Sheridan and Dr. Hansen launch a clinical trial this month to study their innovative device for hydration assessment in children.

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Department of Emergency Medicine's Virtual Visits Urgent Care Program

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Leaving the house when you're sick can be a daunting task. But, with OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine's virtual visits, a licensed provider like Ryan Morin is just a click away. Although Ryan may not physically be in the exam room with you when providing patient care, he's there when you need him and able to provide medical assistance wherever you are. Virtual visit providers can diagnose and treat a wide-range of non-emergency medical conditions across the state of Oregon. Click the link below to watch the video and learn more about Ryan, his travel adventures and OHSU virtual visits.

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