Department Blog

Posted 5/1/2020 by Deborah Stein

Developing Clinical Decision Support Problem Maps

Michael Grasso, MD, PhD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, hosted a meeting of the Clinical Decision Support Working Group on March 10, 2020. The meeting included a presentation by Andrea Pitkus, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, a Clinical Terminology Domain Expert at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, giving a brief overview of the Problem Maps Consortium (PCM) Project, which is developing clinical decision support Problem Maps to alleviate the clinical burden of using electronic health records and reduce clinicians' cognitive load.

 


Jason Adler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, lectured on “CMS Proposed Changes and Potential Impacts to Emergency Medicine” and took part in a panel discussion about the changing market forces in emergency medicine at the annual Emergency Medicine Reimbursement and Innovation Summit hosted by the Florida College of Emergency Physicians February 27–28, 2020, in Orlando.


Zachary Dezman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was awarded a one-year, $30,000 grant from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Grant Program for his project, “Healthcare Utilization of Violence-Related Injury in the State of Maryland.”


Posted 4/28/2020 by Deborah Stein

Roc vs. Sux – The CURASMUR Trial

Ken Butler, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in the February 18, 2020, episode, “Roc vs. Sux – The CURASMUR Trial” (full audio and companion handout with paid subscription) of the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency MedicineMike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was also among the discussants.


Joe Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was appointed Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Experience for the University of Maryland School of Medicine on February 1, 2020.

 


Michael Bond, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was elected as a Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine in February 2020. He will serve in this position for two years.


Angela Smedley, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and UMMC Clinical Director was featured in “Maryland Doctors Sound the Alarm After Seeing Drop in Heart Attacks and Strokes Amid Coronavirus Pandemic” (full text available), a Baltimore Sun article published April 20, 2020.


Kyle Fischer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Laura Bontempo, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were featured in “A Day Fighting the Coronavirus: US Hospital Staff Share Hardest Moments on Shift” (full text available), a Reuters/ABCNews article published April 15, 2020.


Mimi Lu, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, presented her lecture “Pediatric DKA [Diabetic Ketoacidosis]: Not Just Little People With Hyperglycemia” at the Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians annual education and business meeting on March 12, 2020.


Posted 4/20/2020 by Deborah Stein

Hidden Dangers: Cardiotoxicities of Cancer Drugs

Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, lectured on “Hidden Dangers: Cardiotoxicities of Cancer Drugs” at the Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians annual education and business meeting on March 12, 2020.