2022 - 2023 Research Committee Leader Spotlight

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Nathan Dreyfus, MD, Chair of the EMRA Research Committee, 2022-2023

Nathan Dreyfus.jpgProgram: UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine

Your goal as an EMRA leader: : It is difficult to overstate the importance of evidence-based medicine in improving best practice. My goals as a leader of the Research Committee include fostering interest in EM Research early in the careers of residents and EM-bound medical students, working to make involvement more accessible, and developing members' skills in critical research review. Whenever we are successful in these goals we benefit our colleagues, our patients, and the specialty of Emergency Medicine as a whole.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Probably a wildlife biologist national park ranger international aid worker travel writer forester chef photographer and part-time caretaker of a remote island.

What's the last non-textbook you read? "Burr Coffee Grinder User Manual" - Capresso, Inc.

Nathan Roberts MD, PhD, Chair-Elect of the EMRA Research Committee, 2022-2023

Nathan Roberts.jpgProgram: University of Mighigan

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal as an EMRA leader is to facilitate EM resident involvement and exposure to research to prepare future EM physician-scientists.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Underwater archeologist!

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Sort of, I picked up a quarantine baby (Wes).

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Find out which units have ice cream in the freezer.

What's the last non-textbook you read? Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee

What's on your playlist? Gary Clark Jr., Erik Church, Glass Animals, and Hans Zimmer right now. It's constantly changing.

Charles Sanky, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of the EMRA Research Committee, 2022-2023

Charles Sanky.jpgProgram: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Bringing people together to reflect on our experiences as emergency medicine trainees and reimagine how we can better care for our patients.

What is something people don't know about you? Former professional musician

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Bored

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Snacks. Lots of snacks.

What's the last non-textbook you read? Thanks for the Feedback - Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Mat Goebel, MD, MAS, NRP, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Research Committee, 2022-2023

Mat Goebel.jpgProgram: University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To help residents and med students better understand and connect with research

What is something people don't know about you? I did my undergrad in theatre design and production

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: a sound engineer

Favorite life hack for night shifts: caffeinated chocolate

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