Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Department of

Emergency Medicine

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Mel Otten Fund

Mel Otten, MD
  • Mel Otten Endowed Chair
    Establishment of the Edward J. Otten, MD Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine will help provide yearly financial support for the Department of Emergency Medicine. It is fitting that this Chair bear the name of Dr. Otten who has championed efforts for many years within the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Otten Participates in World Airway Management Meeting

ottenEdward "Mel” Otten, MD, professor of emergency medicine, participated in the first World Airway Management Meeting Nov. 12-14 in Dublin, Ireland. The Difficult Airway Society and the Society for Airway Management combined their annual scientific meetings to produce the conference. Otten spoke on "Airway Issues on the Battlefield” and "Airway Disasters on the Battlefield,” and moderated a session on airway education.

In Spotlight

  • Five EM Faculty Represented in Rising Stars
    Venue Magazine recognized medical leaders throughout the Greater Cincinnati - outstanding individuals recognized for their work to expand, evolve and improve healthcare for the region, earning them the John D. Dovich & Associates Rising Medical Leaders of Cincinnati award.  Five of these awardees were from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  Learn More >>

EM Leadership in UCH Restructuring

  • josephLeadership Restructuring at UC Health
    UC Health is continuing to take steps toward creating a single, system-wide management structure. A senior vice president position was created for inpatient services and will oversee chief administrative officers (CAOs) at each UC Health hospital. Emergency Medicine's Kevin Joseph, MD, currently president and CEO of West Chester Hospital, will become interim senior vice president for inpatient services.

Research Updates

Opeolu Adeoye, MD
  • Hooker EA, Bochan M, Reiff TT, Blackwell C, Webb KW, Hart KW. Decreasing Clostridium difficile health care-associated infections through use of a launderable mattress cover. Am J Infect Control. 2015;
  • Shaw GJ, Meunier JM, Korfhagen J, Wayne B, Hart K, Lindsell CJ, Fermann G. Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial Comparing Daptomycin to Vancomycin for the Treatment of Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections in an Observation Unit. J Emerg Med. 2015;
  • Collins SP, Jenkins CA, Harrell FE Jr, Liu D, Miller KF, Lindsell CJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Maron DJ, Sawyer DB, Weintraub NL, Fermann GJ, Roll SK, Sperling M, Storrow AB. Identification of Emergency Department Patients With Acute Heart Failure at Low Risk for 30-Day Adverse Events: The STRATIFY Decision Tool. JACC Heart Fail 2015; 3 (10): 737-47.
  • Stein DM, Pineda JA, Roddy V, Knight WA. Emergency Neurological Life Support: Traumatic Spine Injury. Neurocrit Care. 2015