Levitt Center In The News

Dr. Harrison Alter at the 2017 SAEM Western Regional Meeting.

Dr. Harrison Alter at the 2017 SAEM Western Regional Meeting.

Western Regional SAEM April 2017 

The meeting was held at Stanford University, jointly hosted by Stanford, UCSF and Highland Hospital. The conference featured -- among a cavalcade of great talks and cutting edge science -- a panel on Social EM. The panel was moderated by Dr. Harrison Alter, Executive Director of the Levitt Center, and highlighted Dr. Suzanne Lippert of Stanford EM and Kaiser Oakland, Dr. Hemal Kanzaria and Dr. Siavash Sarlati, both of UCSF. The structure of the panel focused on the ecologic model, exploring examples of bedside, systems and population applications of Social EM. Not pictured is Dr. Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick, a Levitt Center board member, who presented on a panel addressing diversity in emergency medicine. 

Dr. Suzanne Lippert, Dr. Siavash Sarlati and Dr. Hemal Kanzaria at the 2017 SAEM Western Regional Meeting.

Dr. Suzanne Lippert, Dr. Siavash Sarlati and Dr. Hemal Kanzaria at the 2017 SAEM Western Regional Meeting.


The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) approved the Social Emergency Medicine Section! 

We hope to assume full privileges and responsibilities for the Fall 2017 ACEP meeting. There are many people to thank, particularly Suman Gupta, Lucinda Lai, Erik Anderson and the writing group, and everyone who forwarded emails and made announcements at conferences, and generally spread the word. We had 180 people on the list before the Board considered us! Look for more announcements as we divvy up responsibilities to fulfill our duties as a section and amplify our energy, creativity, and commitment to our patients and our communities. Questions? Contact us directly through this website.


Social Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, Fall 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the Emergency Medicine Foundation a grant to host a Consensus Conference in September, 2017, to confirm the intellectual underpinnings and future direction of Social Emergency Medicine. Project Directors include: Sandra Schneider, MD, Harrison Jacob Alter, MD, MS, FACEP, Cynthia Ann Singh, MS.  Look for updates here soon!


SAEM 2017 Orlando Features a session on the best Social Emergency papers of 2016

A summary of papers and events is forthcoming.


My (Typical) Immigrant Family Story

Levitt Center Advisor Dr. Jahan Fahimi in the Huffington Post, February 2, 2017


California HealthCare Foundation awards grant for “Medication Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Department” 

In January 2017, CHCF awarded to Andrew Herring, MD, and the Levitt Center a grant to increase access to medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction through initiating treatment in the emergency department. The project will pilot a treatment model, proven successful in a controlled academic environment, in an urban region, and share the results in CHCF and peer-reviewed publications.


Can Social Emergency Medicine Give a Different Perspective on Community Health? 

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, July 8, 2016 (Interview with Harrison Alter, MD)


Levitt Center Looks Beyond Its Medical Mission

Scheck, Anne, Emergency Medicine News, July 2010, Volume 32 - Issue 7 - p. 1, 15