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NAEMSP Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to EMS at 2023 Annual Meeting

The work of EMS is as important as ever, and the work individuals do to advance the subspecialty is vital to EMS continually providing the best possible care for its patients. At its 2023 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, The National Association of EMS Physicians® (NAEMSP®) honored some outstanding EMS colleagues with grants, scholarships and awards.

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Essential Principles to Create an Equitable, Inclusive, and Diverse EMS Workforce and Work Environment

We, as EMS, must strive for optimal outcomes for our patients. The inequities that currently exist across the healthcare spectrum, including in EMS, are associated with preventable morbidity and mortality. In an effort to combat these outcomes, we have released a new position statement and resource document about creating a more equitable and inclusive EMS workforce, and in turn improving patient outcomes. 

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Remembering Eugene Nagel

Our colleague Dr. Eugene Nagel recently passed away at the age of 98. Dr. Nagel was a pioneer of emergency medical services, dedicating much of his life to work that radically transformed the subspecialty. His impact is felt in every facet of modern EMS, and his loss is an immense one for our community. Eugene, thank you for all you did to serve your patients, field, and community. You will be greatly missed by your friends at NAEMSP.

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Remembering Susan McHenry

Our friend and colleague Susan McHenry recently passed away with her family and friends by her side. As part of NHTSA, Susan was a longtime NAEMSP partner and the recipient of NAEMSP’s Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to NAEMSP Award in 2018. She will be remembered not only for the outsize impact she made in the EMS field, but also for the warmth and kindness that drove her to serve her community and field. Susan, thank you for all you’ve done – we will miss you greatly.

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Contribute to the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund

NAEMSP member Brooke Lerner, PhD, FAEMS was recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. As Dr. Lerner’s family, friends, and the EMS community gathered to support her, she expressed the desire to promote the growth of EMS by establishing a research fund for early career researchers. NAEMSP has created the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund to realize Dr. Lerner’s vision and honor her commitment to EMS research and researchers.

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Supporting the EMS Response in Ukraine

EMS professionals respond to emergencies wherever they occur—including conflict and disaster zones. In support of our members and colleagues working around the clock to provide emergency medical care in Ukraine and the surrounding countries, NAEMSP encourages monetary donations to well-established international organizations such as:

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