Research at UCF North Florida EM

Still searching for the right research director, our faculty haven’t slowed down a bit. Currently, Dr. Hoelle is acting research director and we have plenty of resources and ongoing projects. Our mission here is to be inclusive and allow all of the residents to pursue their own research interests or participate with a mentoring faculty.

Resources at UCF North Florida EM

  • HCA and UCF libraries provide online access to more than 4000 e-journals and e-books as well as clinical evidence resources such as UpToDate, Clinical Pharmacology, etc.
  • Ovid and OvidMD, as well as, an HCA customized PubMed portal make full article access even easier.
  • We have access to PhD biostatisticians with expertise in database research, a scientific writer and interdisciplinary specialists all here to assist you with your research interests.
  • HCA supports and has made available an enterprise-wide, comprehensive, highly scalable data warehouse. The GME Research Data Warehouse (GMERDW) houses clinical and financial data from across the country, and includes both inpatient and outpatient, updated 6 times a day and provides validated data from the past 48 months.

Research and Scholarly Activities Currently at UCF North Florida EM

  • Ketamine use in the Emergency Department
  • Communication during codes in the ED
  • Antibiotic stewardship and C-Diff infection
  • Prospective POCUS trials are currently underway

Publications at UCF North Florida EM

Journal Article

  • Libby C, Stern E, Mora-Montero D. Cardiac chamber air detected by bedside ultrasound as a sign of abdominal catastrophe. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019. 16.100587.
  • Luevanos R, Wilson B, Mora-Montero D. Hemarthrosis detected by Emergency Department Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in a patient with an anterior dislocation of the humeral head. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019. 15.100491.
  • Bufano C, Henderson A, Mora-Montero D. Pericardial effusion diagnosed by emergency department Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in a patient with generalized weakness and enlarged cardiac silhouette on chest radiograph. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019. 15.100585.
  • Waldman A, Wilson B, Mora-Montero D. Spontaneous biceps brachii muscle hematoma diagnosed on bedside ultrasound. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019; 15. 100580.0.1016/j.visj.2019.100580.
  • Rawal AR, Bufano C, Saeed O, Khan AA. Double Steal Phenomenon: Emergency Department Management of Recurrent Transient Ischemic Attack. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019;3(2):144–148. Published 2019 Feb 13. doi:10.5811/cpcem.2019.1.40960
  • Hoelle RM, Vega T, Atanelov Z, Toklu H. Emergency medicine residency programs: the changing face of graduate medical education. Int J Med Educ. 2018;9:9–10. Published 2018 Jan 16. doi:10.5116/ijme.5a47.8274
  • Assaf S & Libby C. Asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: Incidental EKG. Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine. 2017. DOI:

Poster Presentation

  1. Waldman A, Gillette G, Ginest D. Controlled Substance Prescription Rates Are Not Associated With Discharged Patient Satisfaction Scores. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2019 *Top 100 Abstract*
  2. Atenalov Z. Alachua County Medical Society. Poster Presentation. 2018 *Third Place*
  3. Atenalov Z, Gillette G, Hoelle R. Incoming transfers to Emergency Department: Exploring the incidence and cause of redundant testing. American College of Emergency Physicians. Poster Presentation. 2018

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