VGH Cardiologists publish on Pill in the Pocket

Dr. Jason Andrade and our cardiologists have published on their Pill in the Pocket protocol. Some of the emergency physicians may remember treating patients with this protocol in the ED over the last couple of years.

Dr. Andrade joined us at our last PSQ Rounds this month as well. Read more about their work on atrial fibrillation here.


Dr. Corinne Hohl wins prestigious UBC Killam Research Fellowship!

Congratulations to our own Dr. Corinne Hohl, who was recently awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. This prestigious award (only 10 were awarded across all the departments at UBC) allows faculty members to pursue full-time research while on study leave. 

This award will be formally celebrated during a ceremony on April 17th at the Chan Centre. Check out the details at this link from the Faculty of Medicine:

Dr. Jeff Brubacher presents at the House of Commons

Our own Dr. Jeff Brubacher appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights last month and presented a statement regarding their study of Bill C-46. The bill proposes new measures to combat impaired driving including random breathe testing of drivers for alcohol and introducing per se levels for THC. Both topics are related to Jeff’s research.

Congratulations on a job well done and keep up the good work, Jeff!

You can listen to the meeting here.

VGH EPs win inaugural Health Professional-Investigator Awards

Congratulations to DEM faculty members Dr. Jeff Brubacher and Dr. Kendall Ho for each being granted one of the 11 inaugural 2017 Health Professional-Investigator Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). This success is a major achievement, both for Drs. Brubacher and Ho, and for the DEM as a whole. The MSFHR Professional-Investigator Award provides funding to support exceptional health professionals focused on answering questions derived from their practical experience and clinical expertise.

Dr. Brubacher was recognized for his study titled: “Health related quality of life following road trauma: An emergency department inception cohort study”.

Dr. Kendall Ho was recognized for his study titled: “TEC4Home: Telehealth for emergency-community continuity of care connectivity via home monitoring”.

The recipients of this award represent health professions ranging from emergency physicians to midwives and psychologists across BC. More information on this award, and well as a full list of the 11 recipients, is available on the MSFHR website.

Congratulations Dr. Corinne Hohl: CIHR Grant Recipient!

Our own Dr. Corinne Hohl was granted a Foundation Grant from CIHR!  The Foundation Grants are highly competitive and provide exceptional researchers with 5 years of funding to support their research program.

The grant will support Dr. Hohl’s work entitled: “When Treatments Harm: Building Better Systems and Enhancing Research Capacity to Reduce Adverse Drug Events”.

Congratulations Dr. Hohl!