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Emergency medicine professors win international honor

UC Irvine emergency medicine professors Dr. Kristi Koenig and Dr. Tareg Bey have been awarded the Order of the International…

October 30, 2009
Emergency medicine professors win international honor

UC Irvine emergency medicine professors Dr. Kristi Koenig and Dr. Tareg Bey have been awarded the Order of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, which recognizes significant contributions in and commitment to the specialty. It is considered one of the leading honors in the field of international medicine; fewer than 100 emergency medicine physicians worldwide have received it. Koenig and Bey (pictured) are known around the globe for their expertise in disaster preparedness and have worked with foreign governments on their emergency response efforts. Both have also been appointed “international ambassadors” for the American College of Emergency Physicians, helping to promote emergency medicine in Europe and Asia. They will accept the award at an IFEM conference next June.