Kuppermann gets award of a lifetime

Emergency Medicine Department Chair Nathan Kuppernann, M.D.

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) recently honored Nate Kuppermann with more than just a lifetime award for meritorious accomplishments in research and mentorship.

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Study quantifying oral antibiotics overprescribing in outpatient settings receives CDC national award

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adverse drug events from antibiotics result in roughly 143,000 emergency department visits each year nationwide. A research study, co-authored by emergency medicine associate professor Larissa May and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2016, has been selected for the 2017 Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the Assessment category.

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Ultrasound for children with abdominal trauma

Little girls playingDespite evidence showing that the routine use of sonography in hospital emergency departments can safely improve care for adults when evaluating for possible abdominal trauma injuries, researchers at UC Davis Medical Center could not identify any significant improvements in care for pediatric trauma patients.

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Dr. Richards receives UC Davis Outstanding Teaching Award from the Academic Senate

This year, John Richards, professor of emergency medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine, will receive a Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Education from the Academic Senate for his excellence in teaching and mentoring.

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Theresa's Story- How Emergency Medicine Physicians saved a marathoner's life

Theresa's StoryPatient Theresa Amurao was a seemingly healthy runner, until she collapsed and went into cardiac arrest at the 2016 California International Marathon (CIM). Thanks to the life-saving work by UC Davis Emergency Medicine physician volunteers at the CIM and a successful cardiac surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, Theresa has plans to run again.

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Nation's first state-funded firearm violence research center to be established at UC Davis

University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus under the direction of Garen Wintemute, an emergency department physician and recognized authority on the epidemiology of firearm violence who has conducted leading-edge research for more than 30 years.

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Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever

Nurse and childThe findings of a study conducted in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and led by principal investigators Prashant Mahajan, Nathan Kuppermann and Octavio Ramilo are published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association in an article titled “Association of RNA biosignatures with bacterial infections in febrile infants 60 days of age or younger.”

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