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Chair Gary Johnson Corrects the Post Standard on ED Waits

May 5, 2015

Dr. Johnson's letter to the editor corrected a misleading and factually incorrect piece in the Post Standard

Dr. Paolo on Evidence-Based Education

April 8, 2015

In this seminar, Dr. William Paolo, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine, presents the evidence in support of our teaching techniques, especially lectures. Dr. Paolo challenges our common assumptions about lectures, describes ways to improve lectures, and describes how memory and attention affect their efficacy. He notes that we have not achieved the goal of linking learning to patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Paolo also describes the importance of developing "new technologies for new learners, and provides an example, i.e.,"living textbooks" that include wikis, podcasts and blogs to support "free open-access medical education."

Drs. Cantor and Jones on Pediatric Bronchiolitis in ACEP Now

March 3, 2015

Upstate's own Richard Cantor and Upstate alum Landon Jones in their ACEP Now column...

Matt Sarsfield wins 2015 Gold Standard Award

February 26, 2015

This award recognizes members of the faculty that have demonstrated dedication, passion, vision and commitment to their work and to Upstate.

Study: Free antibiotics meant more patients filled prescriptions

January 22, 2015

Doctors have a tendency to prescribe medications for which they have free samples to give to patients, according to several previous studies. Would doctors similarly prescribe medications that patients could get for free at Wegmans? That's what a group of Upstate emergency medicine researchers wondered as they compared data provided by Wegmans for its pharmacies in Onondaga County. The grocery chain headquartered in Rochester offered nine generic oral antibiotics for free starting in 2009. So researchers lead by Jeremy Joslin, MD, compared 214,892 antibiotic prescriptions from the first six months of 2008 with 221,480 from the first half of 2009.

Our Faculty in Empire State EPIC

December 18, 2014

Our faculty members have articles in the latest issue of Empire State EPIC, a publication of the New York American College of Emergency Physicians. The full issue is available at no charge.

Department Members Serve Thanksgiving Breakfast to Homeless

December 2, 2014

Members of the Department of Emergency Medicine volunteered to assist the Emmaus Ministry to deliver breakfast on Thanksgiving morning to the homeless men at the Oxford Inn in Syracuse. They served over 80 men donuts, juice, and coffee. Reaching out to serve our neighbors in our community.

Dr. Grant Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

December 1, 2014

William D. Grant, EdD has been named Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, England

Dr. Derek Cooney Elected President of the CNY EMS Council

November 19, 2014

Derek Cooney MD, FF/EMT-P, FACEP has been elected President of the Central New York EMS Council.

Hyperbaric Medicine Department Accredited with Distinction

October 20, 2014

The Hyperbaric Medicine department is proud to announce that in September the department successfully achieved accreditation with distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.