A multi-department collaborative team has been awarded a Lyme Disease Seed Grant by the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for Correlation of Lyme Incidence with Meteorological Alterations Throughout the Eastern United States, 2003 – 2018 (CLIMATE). Co-PIs: Grant Lipman and James Marvel. The investigative team includes Caleb Phillips, Lisa Couper, James Quinn, Ewan Wang, and Erin Mordecai.

ALiEM hosted a national, virtual EM residency graduation that featured Anthony Fauci, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Brady, among others. Congrats to Stanford physicians who helped coordinate the event: Carl Preiksaitis and Christian Rose (producers), Moises Gallegos (graphic design), Laleh Gharahbaghian (talent agent), Al’ai Alvarez (speaker), and Mike Gisondi (co-host.) Watch the ALiEM graduation.

Congrats to Educators of the Month Carol Conceicao, Italo Brown and Marjan Askar!


Atlas of Emergency Medicine ( Sunny Patel; X-ray image)

In recognizing the ongoing potential asymptomatic spread of COVID, in alignment with infection control, we ask providers in the ED to engage in “universal goggles" - wear goggles for each and any patient encounter, similar to wearing a surgical mask as a minimal for each patient encounter. The same reusable industrial goggle can be worn between different patient rooms, with the goggles being wiped down with a Cavi-wipe after a patient encounter. In situations of aerosolizing procedures, a faceshield (or CAPR if unable to wear N95) may be used instead of goggles. ( See more on access to goggles. )
As we plan long-term for the COVID pandemic, we continue to discuss supply and utilization of PPE, and consider a future where the same N95 masks would be worn for the same day (unless soiled) with a faceshield over the N95 to be cleaned between patient encounters. No decision will be made without thorough review to ensure no risk to healthcare worker exposure. There will be more updates, supportive literature , and information when we move closer to a time when this change would become necessary. Please reach out to Laleh or Shashank with questions.

-Includes adjusted criteria for ICU vs non-ICU admit criteria and various pain control measures to anticipate from trauma service 
-Research reminder: funded ED research using Serratus Anterior Plane block for rib fractures lead by Dr. Youyou Duanmu and team (info posted in ED)
-Reminder: download Trauma Guide app on smartphone for all trauma management pathways
Go-Live for new rib fracture protocol is June 29

Although this workflow is the same as current AIMED agreement, ED and Cardiology leadership worked to finalize what will be given to Cardiology consult fellows and admit residents. Learn more

Please see the most recent research Funding Announcements for new opportunities.

Stanford Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
COVID-19 and Health Disparities Pilot Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: June 18, 2020, 5:00PM

Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education are offering small grants for School of Medicine faculty across all lines to support the advancement of research into the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing, health service use, and health outcomes of populations that experience health disparities in the United States. Funds may be used by academic council and medical center line faculty, instructors and clinician educators to undertake new research projects or to expand current projects to include an investigation of health disparities. More background information, and submission guidelines can be found  here . Please let  Jamie. S. Dent  know if you are interested in applying.

Searle Scholars Program funding opportunity for Stanford Assistant Professors with UTL and MCL appointments. Grants are set at $300,000 total dispersed over a three-year period. Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Sponsor Website:  https://www.searlescholars.net/competition/award-information . Please let  Jamie S. Dent  know if you are interested in applying. 

Consider applying for any of the  SAEM Foundation grants  by August 1. The SAEM Foundation awards over $669,000 each year to academic departments of emergency medicine to  fund research training and education projects  for faculty, residents, and medical students. Visit the SAEM Foundation  website  to learn  how to apply  for grants.

Strategic Corner
Thank you to everyone for participating in our Strategic Plan retreat and a special thanks to those who presented their work on the Department’s Strategic Initiatives. As we continue to advance Precision EM, it will be important for us to consider its impact on health disparities - how can we make Precision EM a positive agent for change. Attached are the opportunities for getting involved in the SP Initiatives . Please reach out to Team Leads if interested in participating.

Nice to Know & Wellness
Marc Gautreau is taking on the role of new EMS Fellowship Director. We look forward to his leadership and educational innovation in this new role. Our thanks to Greg Gilbert and Bill Mulkerin for their service as Co-Directors over the last several years.

Don Schreiber is assuming leadership of the Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials unit. This includes evaluating potential clinical trials, management of clinical trial personnel, communicating and collaborating with nursing colleagues, and assignment of clinical trial resources. A hearty thanks to thank Jennifer Newberry, Prasha Govindarajan, Matt Strehlow, Sam Shen, and Jim Quinn for leaning in to keep things moving. 


The CHART study is seeking hospital workers for participation in a study to understand COVID-19 immune response and infection over time. The goal of the CHART study is to inform strategies to ensure that our medical centers are safe for workers and patients. The CHART study involves nasopharyngeal swabs every 2 weeks for 3 months and monthly blood draws for antibodies for 6 months. These visits will take place at the Stanford Galvez tent and be completed in approximately 30 minutes. More frequent sampling may be needed for a small group of participants. Lean more  

How to access MedHub evals - See PDF
How to access course evaluations from Axxes is a link:  https://evals.stanford.edu/results/view-reports

Room Reservations for LKSC and the “sim center” are due this month. If you plan to request a room for the 2020-2021 academic year, please get details to Maria Alfonso by June 22 nd . This will give her time to collate all requests from our department. It is very difficult to get rooms later in the year if they aren’t requested at this time.

Community Engagement
Ewen Wang, Ayesha Khan and PEM nurses Jon Dickey and Darty Rose volunteered with San Mateo Public Health to help swab migrant farm workers in Half-Moon Bay this weekend.
Welcome Milly O'Connell-Acker! She arrived May 29 and all are happy and healthy. 

In the News

Department Calendar (now on the Dashboard)
June 20
5:00 to 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 934 0416 7326

July 21
Details TBA
Content is due Mondays at 12pm for Tuesday's publication.