Department Blog

Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, MS, Assistant Professor, and Bradford E. Schwartz, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Emergency Medicine, are among the creators of the Emergency Department Drug Surveillance (EDDS) system, along with the University of Maryland, College Park’s Center for Substance Abuse Research, led by Eric Wish, PhD. The EDDS system collects data from drug screens performed on patients experiencing overdose in UMMS hospitals. Those deidentified data were published on November 30, 2021, and are now available for researchers to examine and work with.