The winner of the 2016 ACEP and PEMSoft/EBSCO Achievement Award is Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP.
Dr. Gausche-Hill is medical director of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
“I am honored to receive the ACEP and PEMSoft/EBSCO Achievement Award for evidence-based pediatric emergency medicine,” Dr. Gausche-Hill said. “I feel fortunate to have worked with so many bright minds to build the evidence that assists us in providing the best care possible.”
The award is annually conferred upon an emergency physician or pediatric emergency physician who has contributed significantly to evidence-based pediatric emergency medicine. Nominees for the award need to have contributed first-author publications and/or contributed to practice-changing innovations in electronic publication or technology that have meaningfully enhanced emergency care of children. PEMSoft/EBSCO has sponsored the award since its inception.
“PEMSoft is used internationally as a comprehensive archive of evidence-based pediatric practice, and EBSCO funded the award to both recognize an exceptional academic leader and also to encourage other investigators to engage in scientific work,” said Ron Dieckmann, MD, FACEP, longtime ACEP member and chief medical officer for PEMSoft. “Marianne is a perfect recipient of the award and has distinguished herself in every category of academic leadership in pediatric emergency medicine and evidence-based practice.”
The award will be presented at the Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly in Orlando, Florida, March 8–10, 2016. The Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly, cosponsored by ACEP and the American Academy of Pediatrics, serves as the premier annual educational meeting for pediatric emergency medicine.
I went into pediatric emergency medicine because of a desire to learn as much as I could so that I could care for our most vulnerable patients. The pursuit of knowledge through scientific inquiry drives change in medicine, which ultimately impacts the care of the patient. —Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP
It is the only national award that specifically honors scientific endeavors in pediatric emergency medicine. “I am thrilled that Dr. Gausche-Hill has won this award,” said Sean Fox, MD, FACEP, Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly program chairman. “Without question, Dr. Gausche-Hill epitomizes what it means to be an academic pediatric emergency physician who strives to ensure that children receive the best possible care wherever they are managed. Not only is she a giant in our field, she is a wonderful humanitarian, and I am honored to consider myself a colleague of hers.”