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Research Associates

emrap group pic 2019-2020

Meet the members of our Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program:

EMRAP Research Coordinators »
Tien To Tien To, Program Coordinator
Year in school: B.S. in Public Health Sciences (September 2019)
Member since: Summer 2017
Academic major: Public Health Sciences
Research interests: Emergency Medicine, Patient Care/Quality Improvement, Global Public Health, Mental Health/Psychology, Pediatrics, Ultrasound
Other UC Irvine affiliations: Crescent Clinic OC/Student Healthcare in Practice, Asian Pacific Student, Summer Multicultural Leadership Institute, Campuswide Honors Program
Rahul Tuli Rahul Tuli, Program Coordinator
Liaison for: Investigating a Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention in a
Trauma Setting (CADSI)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Human Biology
Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Stem Cells
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Lakey Lab for Type 1 Diabetes Research, Irvine 500 Investment Collective, Gavin Herbert Pediatric Eye Mobile Clinic, By Any Means Club
Abdulsattar “Afnan” Mohammed Abdulsattar “Afnan” Mohammed, Academic Coordinator
Liaison for: Tissue Oxygen Saturation in Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections as a Diagnostic and Treatment Guide: Emergency Medicine Cohort (NIRS-NSTI)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Human Biology
Research Interests: Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, Stroke Research
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: SHIP Free Clinic, Irvine Clinical Experience Volunteer, Stroke Research Lab at UCI Medical Center, UCI Muslim Student Union, By Any Means Club
Ishan Shah Ishan Shah, Academic Coordinator
Liaison for: Association between AUDIT, alcohol and immune biomarkers and liver ultrasound findings (AIBL)
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Neurological Surgery
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Peer Tutoring, Free Clinic Project, Anteater Emergency Medical Services (AEMS), Global Medical Training, Volunteer at UCI Medical Center
EMRAP Veteran Research Associates »
Holly Nguyen Holly Nguyen, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Feasibility of an Emergency-Department-Based Food Insecurity Screening & Referral Program (Food Insecurity)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Surgery, Clinical, Global Health, Mental Health & Psychiatry
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: CampMed at UCI, Flying Samaritans at UCI, UCI Powerlifting Club, Circle K at UCI, Global Medical Training, IMED at UCI, KiPOW volunteer
Jasper Van Jasper Van, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Feasibility of Patient’s Knowledge Retention On Prescribed Opioid Education Using a Brief Novel Multimedia Platform in the Emergency Department
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Technology, Public Health, Education, Prevention
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Camp Med @ UCI, UCI Dragon boat, Biological Sciences Peer Tutoring
Michelle Nguyen Michelle Nguyen, Secretary and Research Study Liaison
Liaison for:
Access to the Internet and Mobile Applications in a Mixed Population Emergency Department
Using a Linear Probe to Identify Early Pregnancies with Respect to BMI
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Human Biology
Research Interests: Neonatology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, An Lanh Free Clinic Project, Associated Students -UCI (ASUCI), Student Assistant at the UCI Science Library, Pageant Mentor for Vietnamese Student Association - UCI Annual Rose Pageant, BioSci EASE Peer Coach, University Studies Discussion Leader
Monica Desai Monica Desai, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for:
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the Diagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis
Incidence of Detecting a Culprit Occlusion on Patients with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Activation Having Regional Wall Motion Abnormalities on Emergency Point of Care Cardiac Ultrasound (STEMI)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Human Biology
Research Interests: Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Surgery, Public Health & Community Outreach
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: UC Irvine Outreach Clinic, Neurocritical Care Research at UCI School of Medicine, BioSci EASE Supplemental Instructor, UC Irvine Medical Center Volunteer, Associated Students- UC Irvine (ASUCI), BioSci EASE Peer Coach, Certified Learning Assistant (Bio 98 & N120A/B/C)
Nicholas Gossett Nicholas Gossett, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Association between AUDIT, alcohol and immune biomarkers and liver ultrasound findings (AIBL)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2018
Academic Major: Neurobiology
Research Interests: Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine, Alcohol screening, Trauma Surgery, Ultrasound
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: UC Irvine International Programs General Assistant, An Lanh Free Clinic Project, UCI Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
EMRAP Research Associates »
Calvin Xu Calvin Xu, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) and Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Nursing Science
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: An Lanh Free Clinic Project Research Committee Head, Nursing Science Student Council, Circle K Irvine
Daniel Nasr Daniel Nasr, Event Coordinator and Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Association between AUDIT, alcohol and immune biomarkers and liver ultrasound findings (AIBL)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Medical Community at UCI (MCUCI) President, Flying Samaritans, Coptic Club, Pre-Health Alliance, Lebanese Club, Unheard Cries Charity
Dylan Cline Dylan Cline, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Post-market study of BandGrip in traumatic wound closure compared to sutures
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: STEM Transfer Peer Mentor Scholars Program
Erinna Thai Erinna Thai, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Using a Linear Probe to Identify Early Pregnancies with Respect to BMI
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Human Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, Organic Chemistry Peer Tutor, Student Assistant at UCI Medical School CME Department
George Mina George Mina, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: STEMI
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Human Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: SHIP, Unheard Cries, Coptic Club
Isabelle Nepomuceno Isabelle Nepomuceno, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for:
Using a Linear Probe to Identify Early Pregnancies with Respect to BMI
NIRS - NSTI
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations:
Jordan Zhang Jordan Zhang, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for:
1.Alcohol risk assessment using computerized alcohol screening instrument in trauma patients (TCASI)
2.Investigating a Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention in aTrauma Setting (CADSI)
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Neurobiology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Gandhi Lab, NeuroScholars Program, Certified Learning Assistants Program (CLAP) Mentor/Learning Assistant, Craft a Scientist, Anteater Photography Organization, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity
Kristi Kim Kristi Kim, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Point of Care Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Artery Parameters Compared to Sphygmomanometer Blood Pressure Measurement (CAROTID US), Emergency Department Over-Dispensing of Opioid Pills in Wrist Fracture Patients (Wrist Fracture)
Year in school: 4th
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Human Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Certified Learning Assistants Program (CLAP) Mentor/Learning Assistant, By Any Means (BAM) Outreach Coordinator, IMED
Matthew Nguyen Matthew Nguyen, Research Associate
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: None
Michael Sherwood Michael Sherwood, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: How an Educational Program on Emergency Department Expectations Effects Patient Satisfaction (QI Patient Satisfaction)
Year in school: 4th year
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Human Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Alpha Epsilon Delta Professional Pre-Health Honor Society
Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta, Research Associate
Year in school: 2nd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: UCI Outreach Clinic (Labs, Dispensary, and Referrals Coordinator), Irvine Clinical Experience (I.C.E.) Participant
Sohrab Kharabaf Sohrab Kharabaf, Research Associate
Liaison for: Point of Care Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Artery Parameters Compared to Sphygmomanometer Blood Pressure Measurement (Carotid US)
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biology
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Flying Sams, Unheard Cries, Persian Club, Colleges Against Cancer
Zaid Parekh Zaid Parekh, Research Study Liaison
Liaison for: Feasibility of an Emergency-Department-Based Food Insecurity Screening & Referral Program (Food Insecurity)
Year in school: 3rd
Member since: Summer 2019
Academic Major: Biological Sciences
Other UC Irvine Affiliations: Flying Samaritans at UCI, Muslim Student Union, ASUCI Campus Advisory Boards
EMRAP Student Awards and Recognition »

Maria Nguyen, 4th year, Neurobiology

Undergraduate Excellence in Service Award: This award recognizes current UCI undergraduates for their leadership in advancing community engagement at UCI. These individuals enhance their academic endeavors through the promotion of volunteerism and the development of a sense of civic responsibility through their community service and participation in experiential learning opportunities.

Christine Louis, 4th Year, Neurobiology

Brian Atwood Scholarship Award: Annual scholarship awarded by the Ayala School of Biological Sciences to a junior-level student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholarship, research and service to the UC Irvine community.

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society: Only the most outstanding undergraduates at America’s leading colleges and universities who meet the Society’s rigorous and comprehensive standards are elected to membership each year. It is arguably the highest academic honor that undergraduate students can achieve.

Rahul Tuli, 3rd year, Human Biology

Regents’ Scholarship: The Regents' Scholarship is a scholarship UC Irvine offers to freshmen entering from high school based on a comprehensive review of the admissions application.

Ghadi Ghanem, 4th Year, Biological Sciences

Distinguished Anteater Award | UCI Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship: This merit-based award rewards and acknowledges current UCI students who demonstrate commitment to UC Irvine through their involvement and contribution to campus affiliated programs, clubs or projects.

Poster Award for Excellence in Research: Among those who received Excellence in Research awards, the Honors Committee chose the best research presentations for recognition.