2017 McDade Winners Honored

Dr. Tozer, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Medicine department, won with his research on performing Transesophageal Echocardiograph in Simulated Cardiac Arrest. Dr. Weingart, works with five Sentara hospitals in the Norfolk are submitted research on injuries associated with Hoverboard use.

The McDade Award was established by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VaCEP) Board of Directors in 1981, to honor Dr. John P. McDade for his role in helping start the first Emergency Medicine Program in the United States and for his many contributions to the independent practice of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. McDade was a distinguished leader and founding member of the Virginia College. Dr. McDade was a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. McDade died June 14, 2013 (age of 84).

Dr. Jordan Tozer, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Dr. Jordan Tozer, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (left) receives his winning award from VACEP Executive Director Bob Ramsey

Dr. Greg Weingart & Dr. Bruce Lo

Dr. Greg Weingart, MD, FACEP (right) receives his runner up award from VACEP President Dr. Bruce Lo, MD, MBA, FACEP









Previous Winners:


 Lt. Ryan Buckley, MC USN, NMCP

Research Title: Comparative Efficacy of Five Topical Hemostatic Agents: Combat Gauze™, Celox™ Rapid Gauze, ChitoGauze®, Hydrogel, and XStat® in a Coagulopathic Model of Severe Hemorrhage.

Research Conclusion: Traumatic fluid resuscitation strategies now avoid large non-blood fluid volumes in an attempt to reduce dilutional coagulopathy, but until such products are readily and reliably available, crystalloids and colloids will still likely fill that void.  In those situations, it appears ChitoGauze® and XStat® will fun

Dr. Michael Joseph Vitto, DO, MS, RDMS, RDCS

Research Title: Implementation Of A Flight Medical Crew Ultrasound Training Program

Research Conclusion:  This study shows that prehospital providers are capable of attaining knowledge and proficiency in ultrasound following a six hour training period. The flight paramedics and nurses unanimously felt that they could use ultrasound to help patients and that ultrasound training would be beneficial to their career. Further research in the area of prehospital ultrasound training is needed to validate the utility of such training programs.



Dr. Kristina M. Rogish

EM4 Resident with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Research Title: Empiric Antibacterial Treatment for Women with Uncomplicated Lower Urinary Tract Infections

Research Conclusion: We found that our algorithm could be used to safely and efficiently treat women with symptoms of uncomplicated lower UTI. We found that patient satisfaction was extremely high using this treatment algorithm.

Dr. Matthew Lawrence. MD, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth IRB

Research Title : Hospital-Wide Survey of Bacterial Contamination of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Probes and Coupling Gel

Research Conclusion: Bacterial contamination of point-of-care ultrasound probes and coupling gel is low at this single academic medical center and involves non-pathogenic organisms only.