2020-2021 SAEM BYLAWS COMMITTEE CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.

Bryn Mumma, MD, MAS
University of California, Davis

B MummaI am an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed residency and chief residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the faculty at UC Davis, I completed a Research Fellowship, during which I earned my M.A.S. in Clinical Research, and the NHLBI K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine.

I have regularly attended and presented at SAEM Annual Meetings since medical school, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to become more involved in the organization by serving on the Grants and Research Committees. I have participated in the Grants Committee for seven years, including serving as Subcommittee Chair of the Education Project Grant in 2018-19 and the Research Training Grant Subcommittee in 2019-20. On the Research Committee, I co-chaired a sub-committee that characterized the research environments and barriers to grant funding for junior faculty in academic emergency departments. I have also led webinars for the SAEM Research Learning Series and ARMED course. I share SAEM’s commitment to diversity and believe that developing and supporting a pipeline of diverse EM physicians is critical. I serve on our department’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee; as a research mentor, the majority of my mentees have been women or underrepresented minorities.  

The SAEM Bylaws serve as a roadmap for the organization. While carefully developed, they require periodic review and revision to ensure that they reflect the evolution of the organization and academic EM. If elected to the SAEM Bylaws Committee, I will work to balance consistency and change to ensure that SAEM is continuously advancing on its mission to advance academic EM. SAEM has provided me with many opportunities, and I would be honored to give back to the organization by serving on the Bylaws Committee.

Dustin Williams, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

D WilliamsI received my undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University.  I then obtained my medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio before continuing on to complete my emergency medicine residency at Indiana University. I continued into a career in academics as faculty at UT-Southwestern (UTSW) and I am a dedicated medical educator and currently serve as residency program director at UTSW. 

I bring a strong work ethic and proven leadership with many years of experience working in a large GME setting. During my time at UTSW I have served in various leadership roles including assistant program director and more recently program director, chair and co-chair of departmental and interdisciplinary committees, as well as leadership positions with national organizations.

I strongly value the mentorship and leadership development that I have gained through my active involvement in SAEM over the past five years. I wish to continue my service to this organization by appointment to the SAEM Bylaws Committee. I look forward to positively impacting our organization through thoughtful stewardship of our bylaws. I intend to utilize feedback from our board and general members to ensure that our bylaws accurately reflect the needs of all our members and ensure that we are adapting to the future needs of all academic physicians. I intend for SAEM to stay on the forefront and cutting edge of EM and I will continue to seek the best practices for the improved functioning and governance of our organization.