Emergency Medicine

Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research

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Penn Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine's CECPR takes on Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic

Penn Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine is leveraging its expertise to fight the city’s opioid crisis on multiple fronts.

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CECPR on the radio - How Empty Houses cause Urban Blight

Dr. Gina South talks about the problem with abandoned houses, on "The Pulse" on WHYY.

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A Utah Nurse’s Violent Arrest Puts Patient-Consent law — and Police Conduct — in the Spotlight

Emergency Medicine's Zachary Meisel, MD is quoted throughout.

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Study finds one in three Philadelphia residents used an opioid last year

Emergency Medicine's Jeanmarie Perrone, MD comments.

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How Ride-Hailing Impacts Public Safety: Different Cities, Different Results

CECPR members chime in.

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Miami Boy's Death Shows Powerful Opioid's Chilling Potential

Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone was interviewed on National Public Radio Here and Now helping to decipher the unexplained death of a 10- year-old boy in Miami who was exposed to heroin and fentanyl.

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Wharton-Sirius Radio Previews Issues From Upcoming LDI 50th Anniversary Symposium

Wharton-Sirius Radio Previews Issues From Upcoming LDI 50th Anniversary Symposium

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Prevention at the Point of Pain

Penn Medicine clinicians and scientists examine where it begins: The causes & treatment of pain. Penn EM's Zachary Meisel, MD & Jeanmarie Perrone, MD explain.

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Christie set to impose pain pill limits despite N.J. doctors' objections

EM's Jeanmarie Perrone, MD is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing a new plan, proposed by Gov. Chris Christie, to limit/reduce opioid pills physicians could initially prescribe to patients with acute pain.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can Reduce the Overuse of Narcotics

The New York Times reports on new research showing that prescription drug monitoring programs can reduce the overuse of narcotics, but many states have adopted relatively weak versions. Emergency Medicine's Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP, author of the research review, is quoted.

EM Represented in Philly Opioid Task Force

EM's Zachary Meisel, MD, Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, and C. Crawford Mechem, MD serve on the subcommittee for Philadelphia's "Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic". The task force's final report, which our colleagues helped to create, was recently released.

Even short-term opioid use can set people up for addiction risks

A SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) plenary presentation by M. Kit Delgado, MD, Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, Zachary Meisel, MD, et al., was covered by Science News Online.

CECPR on the Airwaves

Jeanmarie Perrone, MD appears on NPR's "Radio Times" to discuss the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic. She is joined by Penn Medicine’s Michael Ashburn, MD, director of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, for a segment on efforts to improve opioid prescription safety.

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Dr. Mucio Kit Delgado Keeps Drivers Safe from Cellphone Distraction

Delgado

Our very own Kit Delgado has been published in Penn Medicine Magazine. His work to to reduce cell phone distractions while driving is highlighted.

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Lauren Sinnenberg wins Perelman School of Medicine Award

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Congratulations, Lauren, for winning the The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Medical Student Award in Innovation & Implementation Research and a monetary prize, for your paper entitled “Twitter as a Data Source for Health Research: A Systematic Review.”
This prize was established in 2015 and is awarded for meritorious work that demonstrates innovation or implementation in health care delivery and outcomes.

Robert Smith wins Perelman School of Medicine Award

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Congratulations, Robert, for winning the Clinical Epidemiology Research Prize and a monetary award, for your paper entitled “Patient Perspectives of Acute Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic.”
This prize was established in 2004. It is awarded to a student in the Perelman School of Medicine who has shown special achievement for outstanding research in the field of Clinical Epidemiology.