Yale’s Gail D’Onofrio awarded prestigious honor from SAEM

Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, professor of emergency medicine and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, was awarded the 2016 Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Award by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The award presentation was held on May 11 in New Orleans.

Dr. Gail D’Onofrio receives her award from SAEM program committee chair Dr. Ali Raja and SAEM president Deb Diercks. (Photo courtesy of SAEM)

The honor “recognizes an SAEM member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in academic emergency medicine.” Honorees are selected for their work advancing the individual and collective successes of women in the field.

This is not the first time that SAEM has honored D’Onofrio. In 2013, she became the first women to receive the SAEM Excellence in Research Award for her ground-breaking research, impact in the field, training of future researchers, and publication of academic research.  

D’Onofrio is internationally known for her work in screening emergency department (ED) patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). In addition she is a national expert in women and heart disease and has been an integral part of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Women’s Heart Program. D’Onofrio also serves as a mentor on grants funded and submitted by other DEM faculty. She routinely sits on review panels for NIDA, NIAAA and NHLBI, and is a founding member, representing Emergency Medicine, on the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

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