Federico E. Vaca

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Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine
M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine, 1992, Medicine
M.P.H., University of California Los Angeles, 2002
University of California, Irvine
3800 W. Chapman Avenue
Suite 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Injury and Prevention Science; Motor Vehicle Crash Injury Epidemiology; Young Driver Behavior and Driving Simulation; Alcohol/Drug Impaired Driving Prevention; Alcohol/Injury-Related Health Disparities
Academic Distinctions
Master of Arts, Yale University (Honorary Degree) - 2011

Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, University of
California Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA - 2002

Magna Cum Laude, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE - 1992
Awards and Honors
Yale School of Medicine and Yale Medicine, David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence - 2019

Ranked 6th highest NIH funded Emergency Medicine investigator (Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research) - 2018

Appointed by U.S. Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - 2017 - 2019

Abigail and Gary Conrad Award for Outstanding Contributions to Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University Pennsylvania - 2017

Inducted Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Munich, Germany - 2014

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Faculty Teaching Award - 2013
Professional Societies
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Other Experience
Medical Fellow
U.S. Department of Transportation - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC 2000—2002
Collaborating-Visiting Scholar
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD), Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Health Behavior Branch, Bethesda, MD 2013—2015
Graduate Programs
Emergency Medicine
Sports Medicine (EM)
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