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Department of Emergency Medicine Archives

Erik Hess named new Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine

May. 7, 2020—Erik Hess, MD, MSc, professor and interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, has been named the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He will join the faculty on July 1.

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Study shows heart failure mortality higher in low-income areas

Mar. 5, 2020—Patients discharged from the hospital with acute heart failure have higher one-year mortality rates in regions with low income or greater income inequality, according to a new global study whose authors include Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Study finds mental health issues top reason Shade Tree Clinic patients visit Emergency Department

Mar. 2, 2020—In an effort to understand why Shade Tree Clinic patients visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Department, the authors of a study found that mental health issues top the list.

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Study tracks how to best help patients breathe after trauma

Feb. 7, 2020—by Craig Boerner Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining the Nashville Fire Department and nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with breathing techniques used to keep patients alive at the scene of...

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Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure

Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.

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McCoin named to academic leadership program for women

Sep. 24, 2019—Nicole McCoin, MD, vice chair for Education and Keith D. Wrenn residency program director in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been accepted as a fellow in the 2019-2020 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.

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Slovis to step down from top Emergency Medicine role

Aug. 30, 2019—After serving more than 27 years as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Corey M. Slovis, MD, has decided to step down.

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Team to develop ‘safe harbor’ standards of care

May. 2, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt Health and Vanderbilt University’s schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year $1.7 million research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe-harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges

Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.

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Slovis honored by College of Emergency Physicians

Oct. 25, 2018—Corey Slovis, MD, professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been awarded the 2018 National Outstanding Contribution to Education Award by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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New center to explore best trauma care practices

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, through the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), Center for Health Services Research and the Department of Emergency Medicine, has established a new Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) to help determine the best care for patients who experience trauma or require emergency services — even before they get to the hospital.

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McKinney named to direct Emergency Medical Services

Feb. 8, 2018—Over the past decade, the Department of Emergency Medicine has significantly expanded its Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to oversee the medical care of the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville EMS, the Nashville International Airport, the region’s 911 Dispatch Center, Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine and Metro Nashville’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.

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