Research Showcase

This year's UW Department of Emergency Medicine Annual Research Showcase was held in person for the first time since 2019, and once again featured groundbreaking research from faculty, residents, and medical students!

Research topics included traumatic brain injury, opioid use disorder, health effects of climate change, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Inaugural Guest Speaker - Dr. Frederick Korley


Dr. Frederick Korley, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan, was our Inaugural Guest Speaker for the Annual Department of Emergency Medicine Research Showcase. Dr. Korley presented research investigating the use of biomarkers to evaluate and manage traumatic brain injuries.

Student Presentations

Student Winner – Kyle Steinbock

Kyle Steinbock was the 2022 winner of the Student Presenter Category, presenting research on a novel lung ultrasound device. Kyle will be presenting his research at the upcoming Annual SAEM Conference in New Orleans this year.

  • Novel Use of a Lung Ultrasound Sensor for Detection of Lung Interstitial Syndrome
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Emily Peterson on behalf of Megan Fuentes 

  • PassITON – Convalescent Plasma, a Pandemic, and You

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Robin E Klabbers 

  • Leveraging Interactive Voice Response Technology to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk in Refugee Settlements in Uganda: Protocol for “Dial-COVID” 

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Iana Meitlis 

  • Regional Variation in Targeted Temperature Management After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in King County, Washington 

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Sophie Morse 

  • Remote Ischemic Conditioning to Enhance Resuscitation After Cardiac Arrest 

  • See abstract


Resident Presentations

Resident Winner – Zachary Wettstein, MD 

Dr. Zack Wettstein, a senior DEM resident who has also been on the Population Health Track, was the 2022 winner of the Resident Presenter Category, presenting his research investigating the health effects of climate change, specifically air-pollution related hospital visits. 

  • Social Vulnerability and Air Pollution-Related Hospital Readmissions Among Patients on Hemodialysis 

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Shiv Bhandari, MD, MS 

  • Investigating the Airway Opening Index During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 

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Zachary Wettstein, MD 

  • Emergency Department Utilization and Hospitalizations Associated with Flooding in the Continental United States: 2016-2019 

  • See abstract

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Axel Adams, MD, MS 

  • Fentanyl Analogue Exposure Among Emergency Personnel and First Responders: A Systematic Review 

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Aleksandra Abrahamowicz 

  • The Association Between Arterial-End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Difference and Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest 

  • See abstract


Faculty Presenters

Faculty Winner - Lauren Whiteside, MD, MS, FACEP 

Dr. Lauren Whiteside was the 2022 winner of the Faculty Presenter Category, presenting her recent research investigating care for patients experiencing opioid use disorder. 


Alexander St. John, MD 

  • Development of a Rat Model of Microvascular Blood Flow Derangement After Polytrauma 

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Kennedy Hall, MD, MHS 


Vasisht Srinivasan, MD 


Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH 

  • Impacts of the 2021 Heat Dome at Two Hospitals in Seattle, Washington 

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Michael Hernandez, MD 

  • Potential for Extubation in the Emergency Department to Reduce Brief ICU Admissions 

  • See abstract