July 26, 1996

Slovis’ ER work lands national award

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Dr. Corey Slovis examines a patient in the emergency room.

Slovis' ER work lands national award

Dr. Corey M. Slovis, professor and chair of the department of Emergency Medicine, has been awarded the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's (SAEM) Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award for 1996.

The award honors a member of the society who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through research, education and scholarly accomplishments. It was presented in May at the society's annual convention in Denver.

"I was really surprised," Slovis said about the SAEM award, "It is so wonderful to be acknowledged by people you work with nationally."

Slovis was appointed professor and chair of Emergency Medicine in 1992. He came to Vanderbilt from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he had spent three years developing that institution's department of emergency medicine.

Under Slovis' guidance, Vanderbilt's department achieved full academic departmental status in 1995 and a residency program was begun in 1993 which, this year, attracted 600 applicants for six openings in the program.

Slovis received his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine in 1975. He became interested in emergency medicine while a resident in internal medicine at Emory University.

After completing a second residency in emergency medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Slovis taught at Emory for fifteen years. He served as director of emergency medicine at Emory for five of the fifteen years. While at Emory, Slovis also directed emergency services and the medical emergency clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital.

In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Slovis has written 120 articles, book chapters and monographs. He is a member of the editorial board of Emergency Medicine Reports and reviews for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also lectures extensively.

Vanderbilt has honored Slovis with both the coveted Shovel Award and the Thomas Brittingham teaching award. He has also won awards for teaching excellence at both the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.