Research-Scholarship Committee

The Research-Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and selecting the recipients of the Trauma Research Scholarship and John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Scholarship.  The committee works closely with the EAST Development Committee in managing existing scholarships as well as identifying and developing new scholarship opportunities. This committee is also responsible for reviewing requests to survey the EAST membership for research related purposes.

Committee members are appointed by the President with approval by the Board of Directors.  Committee member terms are three years. All terms begin in January and conclude in January in the year specified in "term ends".


Niels D. Martin, MDNiels D. Martin, MD, Chair
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
Term ends 01/18/2025
Bruce Chung, MDBruce Chung, MD, Committee Member
Dartmouth Hitchcock in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Ryan P. Dumas, MDRyan P. Dumas, MD, Committee Member
UTSW Medical Center / Parkland Memorial Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Michael Goodman, MD, FACSMichael Goodman, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Cincinnati Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Kazuhide Matsushima, MDKazuhide Matsushima, MD, Committee Member
LAC+USC Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Susannah Nicholson, MDSusannah Nicholson, MD, Committee Member
UTHSCSA in San Antonio, TX
Term ends 01/17/2026
Jacob  Peschman, MD, MSPE, FACSJacob Peschman, MD, MSPE, FACS, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Timothy A. Pritts, MD, PhDTimothy A. Pritts, MD, PhD, Committee Member
University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH
Term ends 01/17/2026
Jillian Richter, PhDJillian Richter, PhD, Committee Member
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL
Term ends 01/18/2025
James T. Ross, MDJames T. Ross, MD, Committee Member
University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve in Cleveland,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Sharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACSSharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACS, Committee Member
Tulane University School of Medicine in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Rachael A. Callcut, MD, MSPH, FACSRachael A. Callcut, MD, MSPH, FACS, Ex Officio
UC Davis in Sacramento, CA
Term ends 01/18/2025
Christine  C. Eme, Executive DirectorChristine C. Eme, Executive Director, Ex Officio
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma in Chicago, IL
Term ends 06/30/2025
Leah C. Tatebe, MD, FACSLeah C. Tatebe, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
Northwestern University in Chicago, IL
Term ends 01/17/2026

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