Division Accomplishments

 

Publications

2017

2016

2014-2015

Chapters

  • Dynamed Plus (2016-2017). Editors: Michelle Lin (Editor), Kavita Babu (Section Editor).
    • Bradley E, Brush DE. Sedative Hypnotics.
    • Carey J. Mushrooms.
    • Carreiro S. Cocaine Toxicity.
    • Chai PR. Novel Anticoagulants.
    • Devin-Holcombe K. Opioid Toxicity.
    • Lieu A. Beta Agonist Toxicity.
    • Neavyn M. Marijuana.
    • Salzberg M, Church RJ. The Synthetic Cannabinoids.
    • Vo K, Griswold M. Cholinergic Toxicity.
    • Vo K, Blohm E. Warfarin Toxicity.
  • Chai PR, Boyer EW. (2015). The Serotonin Syndrome. In: Brent, J (Ed.), Critical Care Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient. Elsevier.
  • King, M, Church RJ. Toxic Plants and Mushrooms. In: Brown D (Ed.) Scientific American Emergency Medicine. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties; September 2015. DOI: 10.2310/7900.4343.

Grants

2016

  • Agency:NIH, Loan Repayment Program
    Title: Opiates and Biosensors/Wearable biosensors for the detection of recurrent opioid toxicity after reversal.
    PI: Carreiro
  • Agency:NIH, Clinical Research Scholar Award (KL2)
    Title: iSense: Wearable Biosensors to Evaluate the Evolution of Opioid Tolerance
    PI: Carreiro, Mentors: Boyer, Carey
  • Agency: University of Massachusetts, Faculty Scholar Award
    Title: Adolescent Self-Harm and Suicide and Social media
    PI: Carey
  • Agency: University of Massachusetts, Faculty Scholar Award
    Title:Wearable biosensors for the detection of recurrent opioid toxicity after reversal
    PI: Carreiro
  • Agency: McNeil
    Title: Markers of Acetaminophen Toxicity
    PI: Carreiro
  • Agency: Medical Toxicology Foundation (ACMT): Innovative Research and Teaching Award
    Title: Naloxone Distribution Patterns in Patients with a History of Heroin Abuse
    PI: Chai CoI; Boyer, Babu

2015

  • Agency: University of Massachusetts Risk Management Grant. 2015
    Title: In-hospital Opioid Safety
    PI: Babu CoI: Griswold
  • Agency: Department of Emergency Medicine Research Fund, University of Massachusetts. 2015
    Title: iNarx: Identifying opioid overdose clusters through naloxone geocoding
    PI: Babu CoI: Griswold
  • Agency: Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research Award. 2015.
    Title: Ingestions and Overdose in Adolescent Self-Harm Attempts
    PI: Carey
  • Agency: Joseph P Healey Foundation. 2015
    Title: Oxycodone use patterns in patients discharged from the emergency department after acute extremity fracture
    PI: Chai CoI: Boyer

2014

  • Agency: Medical Toxicology Foundation Award on Prescription Drug Abuse(ACMT). 2014.
    Title: Teaching effective opioid prescribing through a simulation curriculum
    PI: Boyle CoI: Boyer, Babu

 

Awards

2017

  • Early Career Achievement in Science Award. Women’s Faculty Committee. University of MA Medical School. Stephanie Carreiro
  • Best Platform. Annual Scientific Meeting. American College of Medical Toxicology. Brittany Chapman.

2016

  • National Institutes of Health. Center for Scientific Review. Early Career Reviewer. Stephanie Carreiro.
  • University of Massachusetts Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year. Stephanie Carreiro.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Award. Peter Chai.
  • Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians. Fellow of the Year. Peter Chai.
  • McNeil Travel Award, American College of Medical Toxicology/McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Peter Chai and Matthew Griswold.
  • Medstro Innovations in Healthcare Challenge Winner, Medstro/PriMED. Peter Chai and Edward Boyer.
  • Sarah Stone Excellence in Education Award. University of Massachusetts Medical School Women’s Faculty Committee. Kavita Babu.

2015

  • Best Presenter, Fellows-in-Training Research Symposium, American College of Medical Toxicology. Katherine Boyle.
  • McNeil Travel Award, American College of Medical Toxicology/McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Peter Chai and Katherine Boyle.

 

Presentations

2017

  • MJ Neavyn and KM Babu. “The Problems with Marijuana and Driving: Medical, Legal, and Public Health Perspectives.” UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science. 7th Annual Research Retreat.
  • SB Bird. “Accepting Risk and the Myth of Zero.” Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Orlando, FL.
  • MJ Neavyn and KM Babu. “The Problems with Marijuana and Driving: Medical, Legal, and Public Health Perspectives.” UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science. 7th Annual Research Retreat.
  • MK Griswold. “Fentanyl and the Clandestine Opioids.” The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of State Police Toxicology 2017 Course. Maynard, MA.
  • AG Lydecker. “New Drugs of Abuse.” The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of State Police Toxicology 2017 Course. Maynard, MA.
  • SB Bird. “Keynote Address: Physician Well-Being and Resilience.” New England Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine meeting. Worcester, MA.
  • E Blohm. “Geocoding-guided naloxone distribution.” Fellow-in-Training Research Symposium. ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • AG Lydecker. “An Investigation into the Wild Life and Death of Christopher McCandless.” ACMT Open Mic Competition. ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • KM Babu. “Novel Opioids and Naloxone Reversal.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences. New Orleans, LA.

2016

  • AG Lydecker. “Tox ACLS: An Update.” New Speakers Forum; American College of Emergency Physicians. Las Vegas, NV.
  • KM Babu. “Heroin in the Fentanyl Supply.” New York Society for Addiction Medicine. Rochester, NY.
  • PR Chai. “Ingestible Biosensors for Real-Time Medical Adherence Monitoring: MyTMed” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-49, Kauai, HI.
  • PR Chai. “Wearables and Big Data” Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit-East, Atlanta, GA.
  • PR Chai. “Software: Taking Enterprise Wearables to the Next Level” Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit- East, Atlanta, GA.
  • PR Chai. “Acute and Intensive Care Symposium” North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology National Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • PR Chai. “Radiofrequency Identification in Detection of Naloxone Kits” Fellow in Training Research Symposium; American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA.
  • M Griswold. “Triggers for Child Protective Services” Fellow in Training Research Symposium; American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA.
  • PR Chai. “Teletoxicology and Wearable Devices” Practice Symposium, American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA.
  • PR Chai. “Looking at Poisoned Patients through Google Glass” Fellow in Training Research Symposium; American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.

2015

  • KM Babu. “In Emergency Department Opioid Administration and Patient Satisfaction.”
    Press Ganey Emergency Medicine Executive Summit. Chicago, IL.
  • EW Boyer. “Hidden populations.” SAEM Didactic Series. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. San Diego, CA.
  • EW Boyer. “Opioids.” Frank Dunham Federal Criminal Defense Conference. Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
  • PR Chai. “Stocking Critical Antidotes for Poisoned Patients in Remote Hospitals” Asian Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology International Scientific Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • PR Chai. “Remote Biosensing and Wearable Devices in the Management of the Poisoned Patient” Asian Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology International Scientific Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • E Blohm. “Hyperacute Sodium Toxicity” North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2014

  • KM Babu, SB Bird. “Perception and Metacognition – Thinking About How You Think.” Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Dallas, TX.
  • KM Babu. “You took what??? Toxicologic Public Health Outbreaks: Lessons from Synthetic Cannabinoid, Bath Salt, and Acetyl Fentanyl Experiences of 2013.” Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Dallas, TX.
  • PR Chai, S Carreiro, KM Babu. “To Bleed or Not to Bleed: Dabigatran Etexilate and the RE-LY trial.” National Journal Club. American College of Medical Toxicology. Web-based format.
  • KM Babu.“In-ED Opioid Administration and Patient Satisfaction.” National Journal Club. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. Web-based format.
  • PR Chai. “Crew Resource Management and Trauma Simulation” Department of Emergency Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
  • PR Chai. “Approval and Management of Adverse Bleeding Events in Dabigatran” American College of Medical Toxicology National Case Conference.
  • PR Chai. “Google Glass in Emergency Medicine” Wearable Technology in Healthcare Society Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IL.

Abstracts

 2017

  • Griswold MK, Chai PR, Krotulski AJ, Chapman BP, Boyer EW, Logan BK, Babu KM. “A Novel Oral Fluid Assay for the Detection of Fentanyl after Suspected Heroin Overdose.” Platform presentation. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Chai PR, Innes B, Carreiro S, Chapman B, Oh SJ, Mooncai T, Boyer EW. Patient Response to an Ingestible Biosensor Medication Adherence System. Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, CA.
  • Carreiro S, Premananda I, Chintha K, Chapman B, Filliberti A, Chai PR, Boyer EW. iSense:  Wearable Biosensors to Detect the Evolution of Opioid Tolerance, NSF Smart and Connected Health PI Workshop, Boston, MA
  • Griswold MK, Chai PR, Krotulski AJ, Friscia M, Chapman BP, Boyer EW, Logan BK, Babu KM. “User Self-Report and Detection of Clandestine Fentanyl Among Adult Heroin Users.” American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2016

  • Chai PR, Griswold M, Carey J, Boyer EW, Babu KM. “Penetrance of an Educational Division Toxicology Conference Through Twitter.” American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Wang CJ, Fang H, Carreiro S, Wang H., Boyer E. Detecting Real-time Substance Use from Wearable Biosensor Data Stream. Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining. Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Griswold M, Blohm E, Lydecker AG, Issac E, Babu KM, Chai PR. “Adverse Drug Events Related to Oral Anticoagulants: A Single-Center Five Year Experience.” American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Chai PR, Carreiro S, Rosen RK, Boyer EW. Patient Acceptance of Ingestible Biosensors for Medication Adherence. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington DC.
  • Carreiro, S, Witbold, K, Indic, P, Fang, Zhang, J and Boyer EB. Non-invasive Biosensors to Detect Physiologic Changes During Opioid Use. Paper Presentation at Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC.
  • Chai, P, Carreiro, S, Rosen, R, and Boyer, EB. Patient Acceptance of Ingestible Biosensor Systems. Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC.
  • Lydecker AG, Lydecker HD, Babu KM. Acetaminophen Toxicity Complicated by Hepatorenal Failure and Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Case Report. ACMT March 2016. Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Lydecker AG, Blohm E, Isaac E, Babu KM. Metoprolol-Related Adverse Drug Events: A Five-Year Experience. ACMT. Huntington Beach, CA.

2015

  • Chai PR, Babu KB, Boyer EW. Correlating Physical Exam Findings on Poisoned Patients Through Google Glass. European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists International Congress. Malta.
  • Chai PR, Hack JB. Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Does Not Resuscitate Cocaine Induced Cardiovascular Arrest in a Rat Model. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. Clearwater, FL.
  • Carreiro, S, Mullins, R, Wittbold, K, Smelson, D, Weng, S, Fang, H, and Boyer, EW. iMStrong: Methodologic and Ethical Challenges to the Deployment of Biosensor Technology to Detect Cocaine Use. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
  • Carreiro, S, Mullins, R, Wittbold, K, Smelson, D, Weng, S, Fang, H, and Boyer, EW. Describing Real-time Substance-use Detection from Big Biosensor Data: A Case study of Cocaine Users. Paper Session, presented at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, Citation Abstract Winner.
  • Boyle KL, Lydecker AG, Barnhart J, Rhyee SH. Patterns of naloxone administration after oral opioid overdose. NACCT. San Francisco, CA.
  • Farrugia LA, Gordon E, Sanseverino A, Rhyee S. Changes to prescribed psychotropics following intentional overdose. XXXV International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists, St. Julian’s, Malta.
  • Farrugia LA, Boyle K, Carey J. Suicidal adolescents: Examining self-poisonings within the pediatric population. XXXV International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists, St. Julian’s, Malta.
  • Boyle K, Farrugia LA, Carey J. Characterization of acute opioid overdose in the ToxIC registry. XXXV International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists, St. Julian’s, Malta.
  • Farrugia LA, Demeter B, Bruccoleri R, Felton D. Household bleach: Intent matters. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Farrugia LA, Carey JL. Gender Variations and Outcomes in Adolescent Self-Poisonings. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. Moderated Poster session.
  • Farrugia LA, Gordon E, Sanseverino A, Rhyee S. Changes to prescribed psychotropics following intentional overdose. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL. Poster.
  • Farrugia LA, Boyle K, Carey J. Suicidal adolescents: Examining self-poisonings within the pediatric population. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Griswold M, Farrugia LA, Babu K. A comparison of voluntary reporting systems and naloxone trigger tool to identify adverse opioid-related events. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Boyle K, Farrugia LA, Carey J. Characterization of acute opioid overdose in the ToxIC registry. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Farrugia LA, Boyle KL, Carey JL. Suicidal Adolescents: Examining self-poisonings within the pediatric population ACMT. Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Griswold MK, Boyle KL, Babu KM, Dorfman J. Penetrating trauma and overdose: An uncommon combination in complex suicide attempts. EAPCCT. St. Julian’s, Malta.
  • Boyle KL, Lydecker AG, Barnhart J, Rhyee SH. Patterns of naloxone administration after oral opioid overdose. NACCT. San Francisco, CA.
  • Boyle KL. Pediatric Exposures in a Rural Ugandan Emergency Department. Lightning oral. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Boyle KL. iNarx: Identifying Opioid Overdose Clusters through Naloxone Geocoding Fellows-in-Training Research Symposium, American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Boyle KL. Patterns of naloxone administration after oral opioid overdose. Fellows in Training Oral Research Presentation Session, North American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Boyle KL, Bassett RA, Carey JL, Wax PM. Academic Rank of Board Certified Medical Toxicologists in U.S. Medical Schools. ACMT. Clearwater Beach, FL.
  • Boyle KL, Farrugia LA, Carey JL. Characterization of Acute Opioid Overdose in the ToxIC Registry. ACMT Clearwater Beach, FL.

2014

  • Farrugia LA, Carreiro S, Isaac E, Ross B, Babu KM. Adverse Drug Events: A Two-Year Experience. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA. Poster.
  • Farrugia LA. First Place, Fellow Presenter, American College of Medical Toxicology Clinical Pathological Case (CPC) Presentation Competition, North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Farrugia LA, Rhyee S. Characteristics of Patients Presenting to a Medical Toxicologist for Exposure to Heavy Metals. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Boyle KL, Church RJ, Babu KM. Hemodialysis for salicylate toxicity during therapeutic hypothermia: case report. ACMT. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Carey J, Boyle KL, Rhyee S. Gender differences in prescription medication abuse. SAEM. Dallas, TX.
  • Boyle KL. Overcoming Barriers: Strategies for Communication and Negotiation as a Consultant Fellows-in-Training Open Microphone, American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Phoenix, AZ,
  • Boyle KL. Church RJ. Babu KM. Hemodialysis for Salicylate Toxicity during Therapeutic Hypothermia. American College of Medical Toxicology Spring Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

service

2017

  • Public School Education Program.
    • Sutton Middle School. 8th Grade.
      • Mark Neavyn, Kavita Babu, Eike Blohm Matthew Griswold, Alicia Lydecker, Katharine Devin, Jeffrey Lai, , Robbie Lindsey, Sara Radpar
  • Stephanie Carreiro. American College of Medical Toxicology. Research Committee.
  • Steven Bird. President-elect. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.
  • Stephanie Carreiro. University of Massachusetts. Institutional Review Board.