SJRHEM Research Program – Press release

Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Medicine Program wins national research awards for third consecutive year.

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, March 23rd, 2016

For the third year running, researchers from the Emergency Medicine Research Program at the Saint John Regional Hospital (Horizon Health Network) have received the recognition of national awards from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

This year, Nicole Beckett, a medical student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) has been awarded the prize for Top Medical Student Research Project for her work looking at the combined role of ultrasound and electrocardiography for predicting outcomes during cardiac arrest resuscitation. Dr. Kyle McGivery, a resident training in Emergency Medicine in Saint John was also awarded a national resident research award for his work looking at early diagnosis of acute heart failure in the Emergency Department.

In 2015, Colin Rouse, also a medical student at DMNB, received the Top Medical Student Award at CAEP for his work with colleague Jefferson Hayre, comparing outcomes for trauma patients between differing systems in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Robin Clouston, another Emergency Medicine resident in Saint John, won the 2015 College of Family Physicians of Canada Top Research award for her work on Emergency department crowding.

Dr. Paul Atkinson, Chair of the Dalhousie Emergency Medicine Research Committee and Site Director for the Emergency Medicine Research Program in Saint John, won the Grant Innes Award for Top Research Project at CAEP the previous year in 2014, and finished second in 2015, also for work examining the role of ultrasound in resuscitation for critical illness.

Dr. David Lewis, Ultrasound Program Director, Dr James French, Chair of the NB Trauma Program Research Committee, and Ms Jacqueline Fraser, Research Co-ordinator, are the other key team members for these projects and deserve recognition for their contributions.

The Emergency Medicine Research Program continues to work with local partners to examine how science and innovation can improve care for all patients presenting to emergency departments and urgent care centres in New Brunswick and across Canada.

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dalhousie University and Horizon Health Network

Saint John Regional Hospital

Saint John, NB E2L 4L2


CAEP research awards:


Dr. Paul Atkinson MB MA FRCEM FRCPC

Professor and Research Program Director

Emergency Medicine

Dalhousie University

Saint John Regional Hospital

Saint John, NB E2L 4L2

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