COVID-19 Updates

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Recent News from the Division of EMS & Disaster Medicine

  • DEM Faculty Member's Chris Kahn and Eddie Castillo along with Dr. Joelle Donofrio-Ödmann have been awarded a grant from the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC) on EMS Data Modeling to Identify Patients at High Risk for Firearm-Facilitated Suicide. Click here to learn more.
  • Professor Emeritus Irving “Jake" Jacoby is the 2020 recipient of the ACEP Disaster Medical Sciences Award, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions of national/international significance of impact to the field of disaster medicine.
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT CA-4), including DEM faculty member Dr. Chris Kahn, returns from being deployed to Florida for Hurricane Dorian. Click here to see local news coverage.
  • DEM Faculty members Drs. Chris Sloane and Gary Vilke have been selected as the inaugural co-EMS Medical Directors of the North San Diego County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority which includes EMS/Fire agencies for Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Vista, and Del Mar.
  • Cal-ACEP Lifeline Magazine features article co-authored by Dr. Jenny Farah on Pertussis. Click here to see magazine. 
  • Dr. Jenny Farah's research in exploring EMS at the Mexican border was picked up by Prehospital Emergency Care journal. Click here to read article. 
  • UC San Diego Health along with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Mount Sinai have announced a framework to promote innovation in EMS led by Emeritus Professor James Dunford who will serve as the project's co-director. To learn more, click here.
  • Dr. Joelle Donofrio, UCSD DEM and Pediatrics faculty speaking at San Diego Mayor Faulconer COVID updates