Member-at-Large Candidate Statements
Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.
Naz Karim MD, MHA, MPH
I am honored to be considered for a member at large position. I believe that my experience in global emergency medicine, my training as global fellow, and my current academic position allow me to represent the diversity of our members. My global experience involves maintaining sustainable projects and advocating for the prehospital care system in Rwanda. As a fellow I learned to collaborate on an emergency care needs assessment tool, co-created the first trauma database, and was the liaison between Rwandan residents and faculty. In addition to my experience and training, it has been my privilege to be the past associate director and presently the director of the global emergency medicine fellowship where established an online learning tool that links fellows to clinical and educational opportunities. In this way, I keep our students connected to our institution, faculty and other fellows. As a researcher, past fellow, and director it has been my passion to help bridge gaps and improve systems. In the way that I represent our fellowship, I hope to represent GEMA members as a Member at Large by serving as a liaison, providing a unique perspective of member needs, and connecting members to the wealth of opportunities provided by the Global Emergency Medicine Academy.
Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Thank you for considering my nomination for the Member-at-Large position in the Global Emergency Medicine Academy of SAEM. I have been involved with GEMA for several years: first as a resident and fellow member, and for the past two years as the chair of the Grants and Development Committee. As chair of that committee, I helped coordinate the creating of new $5,000 International Emergency Medicine research grants that were successfully awarded this past fall. Additionally, I currently serve at the chair of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium (IEMFC), which is hosted by SAEM. In this role I coordinate the efforts of the 36 International Emergency Medicine Fellowships in North America, developing best practices, refining our mission, and increasing our visibility. Finally, I am the Fellowship Director on the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As the Member-at-Large of GEMA, I hope to be a voice for the IEMFC and IEM Fellowships in general. My experience in leadership roles across several organizations has provided with ideas and opinions that could inform the GEMA executive committee discussion in a productive way. My specific goals on the board will be to improve our membership and visibility, while refining our mission. I will support the strengthening of junior researcher training and education through grant programs and media. Thank you again for considering my nomination.