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The Stanford Walk-In Clinic Opens

The new Stanford Walk-In Clinic opened its doors on February 26 to provide same-day care for patients six months or older with minor illness or injury. Located in Stanford Hoover Pavilion, the clinic provides an additional option for patients unable to obtain an appointment with Primary Care or Express Care. The clinic will be open Monday-Friday from 3:30 – 11 pm, and no appointment is needed.

Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown Named Co-Director of Brain Trauma Consortium

Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown has been named Co-Director of the Stanford Brain Trauma Evidence-Based Consortium. The research group, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, also includes Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University, and the Brain Trauma Foundation. The consortium will develop an evidence-based classification for the spectrum of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and also model post-TBI trajectories and outcomes, an objective that could lead to significant advances in treatment protocols. 

Dr. Nounou Taleghani Honored

Dr. Nounou Taleghani was honored for ten years of service to the Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program. E4C was established in 2008 to enhance the development of medical students, and provides a formal curriculum aimed at fostering (CARE); Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy. Dr. Taleghani mentored 42 students, several of whom she is still in close contact.  Read more >>

Dr. Samuel Yang Awarded NIH Grant

Yang, associate professor of emergency medicine, has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year precision health project will explore utilizing single cell microfluidic devices for rapid diagnosis of bloodstream infections, with the potential benefits of improving antibiotic stewardship and patient outcomes. Read more >>

Emergency Medicine Welcomes Dr. Alfredo Urdaneta

Alfredo Urdaneta, MD was appointed assistant professor of emergency medicine. Urdaneta specializes in critical care medicine. A graduate of UCLA undergrad, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Urdaneta also completed his emergency medicine training at UCSF-Fresno, and a critical care fellowship at the University of Washington.

Dr. Kathy Staats Joins Emergency Medicine

Kathy Staats, MD joins the department as Clinical Instructor for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Staats earned her Bachelors from Virginia Tech,  completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, her residency at University of Texas at Austin, and a fellowship in EMS and Disaster Medicine at University of California, San Diego. 

How to Save Football Player's Brains

One simple rule change could help save football players' brains, according to a Wall Street Journal piece by Dr. Paul Auerbach. 

Dr. Nancy E. Wang Named 2018 Copello Physicians Health Advocacy Fellow

The National Physicians Alliance has named Nancy E. Wang, MD a 2018 Copello Physicians Health Advocacy Fellow. Dr. Wang will join nine physicians for the year-long program to develop patient advocates. Dr. Wang teaches international public health, population health and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. She provides clinical care to adults and children in the emergency department, and conducts epidemiologic research on disparities in care for vulnerable populations.

Dr. S.V. Mahadevan Leadership Award

Dr. Mahadevan was honored for his leadership and service to the department, as recipient of the inaugural S.V. “Maha” Mahadevan Leadership Award. Mahadevan, a senior faculty member, is founding chair of the department and has been instrumental in launching projects around the globe as part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International initiative to bring medical school resources to underserved areas.

Christmas in the ED

Christmas Day in the Emergency Department was one of the busiest in recent memory, according to physicians who have worked the holiday multiple years in a row. The day brought unique challenges, as well as opportunity to support the work family.  Read more >>

Expanding the Reach of Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine physician Peter Acker, MD, was drawn to Stanford by a fellowship program in international emergency medicine program. He arrived in 2013, but his interest in science is older, driven by his early efforts to uncover a “tangible truth.” Stanford Medicine profiles Acker's international work and philosophy. Read more >>

Dr. Allen Chang Wins ACEP/EMRA Resident Lecturer Award

Dr. Allen Chang (left) was honored as "Best Resident Lecturer" at the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association 20-in-6 Resident Lecture Competition.

Hosted each year at the American College of Emergency Physicians National Scientific Assembly, the competition is judged by physician leaders in emergency medicine from around the country. Participants are given up to six minutes and 20 slides to lecture on any topic relevant to emergency medicine. Dr. Chang, a resident in the class of 2020 was one of 15 selected from 99 applicants in emergency medicine residency programs across the country.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Williams

Dr. Sarah Williams, Stanford alumni and now Director of Graduate Medical Education, discusses what makes the Stanford Emergency Department team so special, and shares her not-so-secret love of science fiction. 

Recent Publishing

From Circo Pobre: The Growth of Medical Education in Chile (Gisondi)

Reducing Frequent Utilization of Psychiatric Emergency Services Among Veterans While Maintaining Quality of Care (Vashi)

Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Syncope (Quinn)

Climate Change and Human Health (Auerbach)

Enviromedics: How Climate Change is Killing Us Now (Auerbach)

Video-Based Learning vs Traditional Lecture for Instructing Emergency Medicine Residents in Disaster Medicine Principles of Mass Triage, Decontamination, and Personal Protective Equipment  (Curtis, Trang, Chason, Biddinger)

Introduction of a Horizontal and Vertical Split Flow Model of Emergency Department Patients as a Response to Overcrowding (Wallingford, Joshi, Callagy, Stone, Brown and Shen)

More Learners, Finite Resources, and the Changing Landscape of Procedural Training at Bedside. (Gisondi)

Integrated Bacterial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing using PCR and High-Resolution Melt (Yang)

ED I-PASS: A Streamlined Version of the I-PASS Patient Handoff Tool for the Emergency Department
(Williams, Chien, Ribeira)

The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment

Does Academy = Community?

Ibutilide Effectiveness and Safety in the Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Community Emergency Department

Comparison of online and classroom-based formats for teaching emergency medicine to medical students in Uganda
(Mahadevan, Walker, Bills, Acker, Newberry, Becker, and Strehlow)

A Posterior Circulation Stroke Presenting with Isolated Truncal Ataxia 
(Migliaccio and Lindquist)

Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

The Sound Games: Introducing Gamification into Stanford’s Orientation on Emergency Ultrasound. (Lobo)

10 Tips for a Successful Job Search in Academic Medicine

Call for Help

Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia, Hypernatremia, and Hydration Status in Multistage Ultramarathons

Trick of the Trade: Gaze Testing Using “Selfie Mode on Your Smartphone Camera

Budesonide Versus Acetazolamide for the Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness

To prevent altitude sickness, same-day medication may help (Lipman)

Why Did This Woman Collapse With a Rash After Her Eggs Were Harvested?

Gastric perforation causing severe epigastric pain
(Anderson and Migliaccio)

User's Guide to the ALiEM EM Match Advice Web Series (Gisondi)

Evidence-Based Review of Wilderness First Aid Practices (Lipman)

Prehospital Systolic Hypertension and Outcomes in Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Govindarajan) 

Microbial Typing by Machine Learned DNA Melt Signatures (Yang, Andini, Thair, and Cogill)

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