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2 LA BioMed researchers named Heroes of Emergency Medicine
Date:5/21/2008

TORRANCE (May 21, 2008) The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced it has recognized Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., FACEP, and Robert Hockberger, M.D., FACEP, as Heroes of Emergency Medicine, an honor the organization bestows upon emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients.

The honor is part of ACEPs 40th anniversary celebration. Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Emergency Medical Services director and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hockberger is the chair of the department of emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Both are investigators at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed).

Emergency physicians are on the front lines of Americas health care system, providing the essential community service of emergency care, said ACEP President Linda L. Lawrence, M.D.

She said the dedication, passion and commitment of Drs. Gausche-Hill and Hockberger embody the vision of ACEPs founders and the ideals of our specialty.

Dr. Gausche-Hill is the first emergency physician to complete a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine in the U.S. and is a recognized leader in the field. As a LA BioMed investigator, she has published important research that has set the standard for pediatric airway management in the pre-hospital setting. In addition, Dr. Gausche-Hill has served as the editor for APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, as well as seven other textbooks in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care.

Dr. Gausche-Hill has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including the ACEP Outstanding Contributions to Education Award in 2004, the Martha Bushore-Fallis APLS Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2005 and the Emergency Medical Services for Children Heroes Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2
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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
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