Dr. Ryan HuebingerDr. Ryan Huebinger, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the McGovern Medical School of University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, recently received a Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association for the scientific abstract titled: “Disparities in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Care and Outcomes in Texas.”

The abstract analyzed data from more than 18,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests entered into the Texas-CARES registry from 2014 through 2018. Dr. Huebinger and his team found that minority and poor neighborhoods in Texas suffer “large and unacceptable disparities” relative to non-Hispanic/Latino white neighborhoods in bystander response and patient outcomes. The findings, the authors conclude, highlight an important opportunity for targeted resuscitation training and quality improvement.