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Department of Emergency Medicine News and Stories


Education    Community    Diversity   

Acknowledging the History of Black Health Care: Current Biases, Disparities, and the Importance of Diversity in the Next Generation of Providers

In her two decades of working in emergency medicine, Jacqueline Ward-Gaines, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has devoted much of herself to almost every patient scenario imaginable and seen dozens of cohorts graduate medical school and complete their residencies. Consequently, she has also come face-to-face with disparities and biases that exist in health care.

Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date February 01, 2023
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Research    Education    Awareness    Clinical    Leadership    Opioid Research

Opioid Overdose Dashboard Enhances Research and Clinical Practices

Last week, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), launched a first-of-its-kind national data dashboard of non-fatal opioid overdoses across the country.

Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Department of Emergency Medicine In the News


How to Keep Loved Ones with Dementia Safe from Firearms

news outletBrain&Life
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed for Brain & Life magazine on keeping loved ones with dementia safe from firearms.

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Washington Post

Will your older self refuse to give up the car keys? Here’s how to plan.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed for the Washington Post on risks for older drivers.

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Nearly half of Colorado adults live in a home with a gun, survey finds

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2024

Erin Kelly, DrPH, MA, director of research and evaluation for the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative and research associate for the CSPH Injury and Violence Prevention Center, led the survey project and emphasizes that the results will create an ongoing opportunity to assess and address community-specific concerns.

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Wall Street Journal

How Gun Shops Are Helping Prevent Suicide

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article on gun storage options that can save lives.

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