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JAN 23Marijuana may be legal, but is it safe?
JAN 22UC Irvine Health disaster medicine expert Carl Schultz, MD, explains to USA Today the effect numerous natural disasters and human-caused crises have had on the nation’s hospitals.


DEC 06Dr. Chris Fox, interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, tells Smithsonian magazine that ultrasound technology is still underused in medicine today.
SEP 01Dr. Michael Burns has been elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
MAY 25Congratulations Dr. Michael Burns for receiving the American Board of Emergency Medicine 30 year certificate!
MAY 18Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Suchard for receiving the AMSG Excellence in Teaching award for second year Pharmacology course!
MAY 18Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Suchard for receiving an Excellence in Teaching award in Basic Sciences!
MAY 18Congratulations to Drs. Megan Osborn, Alisa Wray, Warren Wiechmann for receiving Excellence in Teaching awards in Clinical Sciences!
MAR 19Dr. Shahram Lotfipour receives the Robert McNamara award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for outstanding leadership in academic medicine in support of the Academy
FEB 10Dr. Mark langdorf was elected secretary-treasurer of the medical staff at UCI Medical Center. This position converts to vice president and then president of the medical staff over the next four years.
JAN 01WestJEM has created a new Journal focused on clinical cases and case reports titled CPC-EM. Dr. Shadi Lahham, Dr. Shahram Lotfipour and Dr. Mark Langdorf are associate editor of the new Journal


NOV 10Dr. Kristi Koenig Appointed San Diego EMS Medical Director
AUG 03Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, a UC Irvine researcher focusing on drug misuse and abuse, shares insights about patients using opioids for chronic pain with 89.3 KPCC.
JUL 01Dr. Shannon Toohey appointed assistant residency program director
JUN 13Dr. Carl Schultz is quoted in Wired “HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway"
MAY 14Dr. Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont is selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
MAY 06Dr. Warren Wiechmann demonstrates how smartphone attachments are replacing traditional tools of the trade.
MAY 02Dr. Mark Langdorf is quoted in the UC Office of Scholarly Communication “Getting found: Indexing and the independent OA journal”
APR 28Sari Lahham, MS4 and incoming UC Irvine EM resident, receives honorable mention for the ACEP Outstanding National Medical Student Award.
APR 28Dr. Shahram Lotfipour quoted by UC Irvine Health in “Is Alcohol Putting You at Risk"
APR 26Shahrdad Lotfipour, PhD, is awarded the UC Irvine ADVANCE Career Development Award
APR 19Dr. Kristi Koenig and Dr. Carl Schultz, clinical professors of EM, publish the 2nd Edition of Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine Comprehensive Principles and Practices.
APR 02Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn wins the new speaker competition at Western Regional SAEM Symposium.
MAR 18Dr. J Christian Fox wins the Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
FEB 29UC Irvine's Dr. Warren Wiechmann discusses how medical apps are changing the culture of medicine from the physician side.
FEB 20A group of UC Irvine medical students, led by emergency medicine research director Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, launch Orange County's first needle exchange program.


OCT 28Dr. Carl H. Schultz, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, receives the Disaster Medical Sciences Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians at the 2015 Scientific Assembly in Boston.
OCT 26Dr. Megan Osborn, Assistant Professor of Clinical EM, is the CPC Faculty Discussant Winner
JUL 01Dr. Shadi Lahham, Assistant Clinical Professor fo EM, appointed Assistant Residency Program Director
JUN 07Emergency Medicine Newsletter, Spring Edition 2015
JUN 04Dr. J. Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, gives an overview to the future of point of care with the use of ultrasound at TEDxUCIrvine.
JUN 01After-Hours/Walk-in Urgent Care Unit in the Pavilion Clinics Opening in July
JUN 01Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) Receives Generous Grant for a new Anatomy Workshop
JUN 01Monica Iqbal is the new Residency Coordinator in Emergency Medicine
JUN 01Emergency Department Observation Unit Opening June 1st
JUN 01Residency Updates
MAY 27UC Irvine physicians discuss how technology is shaping medicine with the Orange County Register.
APR 03Dr. J Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, named one of the 25 Top Professors of Sonography.
APR 01Mark Langdorf, MD Appointed Senior Associate Dean in UCI School of Medicine
MAR 05Dr. Carl Schultz quoted by UC Irvine Health in “Emergency room or urgent care?”
FEB 19UC Irvine Emergency Medicine research changes to international Afib guidelines
FEB 13The Department of Emergency Medicine Academic offices will be moving
FEB 02WestJEM is accepted for indexing in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database


OCT 06Dr. Carl Schultz, UC Irvine professor of emergency medicine, tells CBS News that the ebola virus is an unlikely terrorist weapon.
JUN 11Erik D. Barton, MD, MBA, is named the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine Health. He arrives June 16.
MAR 24UC Irvine's Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, speaks to students about drinking and driving during a high school DUI awareness program.


DEC 02Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mark I. Langdorf predicts rise in emergency room visits.
NOV 4-11Dr. Shannon Toohey received a scholarship to attend Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop
NOV Dr. Chris Fox established the Institute of Ultrasound Education at UC Irvine School of Medicine with the support of Sonosite.
NOV Dr. Shahram Lotfipour received award from the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine for outstanding editorial service to the journal.
AUG 19Seven UC Irvine medical students and an Idaho-based physician take what they learned from Dr. Chris Fox in a mini-fellowship in bedside ultrasound to medical students in Tanzania.
JUN 30Congratulations to the Emergency Medicine residency class of 2013, June 30 graduates Drs. Deena Ibrahim, Austin Kinney, Weston Seipp, Sharis Simonian, Pamela Swan and Randy Woo.
APR 22Bedside ultrasound rivals chest X-ray in catheter placement, a UC Irvine study led by clinical professor and fellow Dr. Eric Mervis shows.
MAR 21Dr. Shannon Toohey received an EMBRS scholarship, given to a resident showing exceptional promise in academic research. She is the first at UC Irvine to train in the EMBRS course.


NOV 16UC Irvine study indicates a delay in transporting some trauma patients is linked to in-hospital mortality.
OCT 22Kristi L. Koenig, MD, of Orange County, has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services.
JULY 10Emergency medicine residents first to use iPads for patient care. Event photos are available in the picture gallery.
JUN 26Alexis Lieser is presented with the House of Medicine Award.
MAY 29Congratulations to Dr. Suchard for winning the MVP for Outstanding Service to the School of Medicine and Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award.
MAY 29Congratulations to Dr. Fox, Dr. Langdorf, and Dr. Chakravarthy for winning the Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award.
MAY 20The Center for Disaster Medical Sciences within the department is a member of the prestigious EMDM Academy, a consortium of academic institutions that promote the growth and development of disaster medicine as a science.
MAY 20UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine is a Sponsoring Institution for this Master course which draws students from all over the world.
MAY 20Drs. Koenig, Schultz, and Stratton are in Italy teaching in the European Master of Disaster Medicine Course. Dr. Koenig is there on a Fulbright Scholarship, a prestigious award for visiting professors from the US to travel for academic activities to foreign countries.
FEB 14"Listen, Protect and Connect" web version for parents (for use with their children) "LPCweb" PFA for Children by Parents) is now up and running at the UCI Center for Disaster Medical Sciences
FEB 01Dr. Pamela Swan helps translate Listen, Learn, and Protect: Psychological First Aid is now live on its own site in Japan.
JAN 04High incidence of ER closures at hospitals serving black patients is "a reflection of economics" rather than race, says UC Irvine Dr. Wesley Fields, chair, Emergency Medicine Action Fund.


OCT 16Congratulations to Rod Mortazavi for receiving the 2011 ACEP's "National Outstanding Medical Student Award" for demonstrating humanism, professionalism, scholarly achievements, leaderships and service to medical organizations, community service and research.
OCT 4More than 100 new medical students at UC Irvine will become the second class at the university to receive iPads filled with apps covering their curriculum, initiated by Dr. Warren Wiechmann.
SEP 30The accuracy of the new thriller, "Contagion," gets high marks from UC Irvine emergency medicine specialists.
Sep 19Psychological First Aid (PFA) for the Community Helping Each Other - Helping Those Around You in Times of Disaster
Sep 16Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy will be on the radio afternoon talk show "Patt Morrison" discussing teen driving safety.
Sep 15Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn joins the UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine
AUG 05Dr. Fox and Dr. Wiechmann featured in MobileHealthWatch article
AUG 01Chris Fox got the first ultrasound award from the new Academy of ultrasound in SAEM. It was given by the outgoing President of SAEM and President of the new Academy
AUG 01WestJEM published by UC Irvine is named official journal of national EM group