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Salsabil Gehan

Research Associate

Education

20122016

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

University of California, Irvine
  • Overall GPA 3.45
  • Dean's Honors List for the Division of Undergraduate Education
20122016

Bachelor of Art, History

University of California, Irvine
  • Major GPA 3.775

Relevant Coursework

May 2014September 2016

Biological Sciences 199: Research

UCI, Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program

Acquired skills: clinical research, patient consenting and enrollment, data collection, data analysis, abstract and scientific paper writing, oral and poster presentations, undergraduate grant applications, and coordination of multiple studies

March 2016June 2016

Biochemistry Lab

UCI School of Biological Sciences

Acquired skills: Protein purification and crystallization, data analysis, scientific paper writing, scientific literature reading and comprehension, and critical analysis. 

December 2016March 2016

Neurobiology Lab

UCI School of Biological Sciences

Acquired skills: Experimental design, abstract and paper writing

September 2015December 2016

Physiology Lab

UCI School of Biological Sciences

Acquired skills: basic bench research techniques and critical analysis, introduction to scientific paper writing

May 2016

Arabic Exemption Test

UCI Test Center
  • Passed Arabic Exemption test with a score to satisfy 6 quarters/levels of Arabic language classes (Arabic 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C) at UCI

Work History

April 2015August 2016

Islamic Studies Tutor

Private 
  • Teach material chosen from Islamic history and Quranic teachings
  • Serve as an academic guide 
  • 1-2 hours per week
July 2014July 2015

Math tutor

Private
  • Develop curriculum and methods that could effectively develop and advance the mathematical skills of student 
  • 4-6 hours per week
September 2014May 2015

Math and Reading tutor

Private
  • Taught homeschooled children math, reading, writing. 
  • Helped students with  assignments and taught new weekly lessons
  • 1-2 hours per week
September 2012June 2013

Arabic Tutor

Private
  • Develop curriculum and find relevant books, texts for beginner level student
  • By the end of course, student was able to read and write in full paragraphs; understand and speak in words, phrases; have small/basic conversations; and translate phrases

Volunteer Work

September 2011September 2014

Clinical Volunteer

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Junior and College Volunteer Programs
  • Assist nurses, physicians, and patients with various tasks in different departments such as: escorting patients and visitors to different departments in the hospital, cleaning Emergency Room beds and restock stations, assisting patients with personal needs, scheduling appointments and visitor hours for families wishing to visit patients after surgeries
  • 4 hours per week

Clinical and Research Experience

March 2016September 2016

Study coordinator for "Incidence of Distraction in Trauma"

Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
  • Study Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Lotfipour, M.D., Emergency Medicine
  • Work and communicate with PI,  lead researchers, research specialists, and medical students to compile data from trauma patients whose mechanism of injury involved any form of distraction 
  • Responsibilities include: consent and enroll trauma patients, perform surveys and questionnaires, create and keep track of screening and enrollment logs, Keep all data organized and recorded in the form of a binder or an electronic database, guide other undergraduate researchers with study roles and updates

February 2016September 2016

Study coordinator for "Clinical Utility of Urinalysis in Diagnosing Male Patients"

Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
  • PI: Dr. Banimahd, M.D., Emergency Medicine
  • Assess the utility of urinalysis in diagnosing non-trauma male patients who are presented in the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain
  • Responsibilities include: consent patients and collect surveys from physicians , send weekly updates to PI and arrange for needed meetings, Create and keep track of screening and enrollment logs, keep all data recorded in an organized binder and in the REDCAP database, guide and train co-research associates in regards to study protocol
June 2015March 2016

Study coordinator for "Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the ER"

Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
  • PI: Dr. Steven S. Cramer, M.D., Department of Neurology
  • Test the Electroencephalogram in identifying stroke patients from non-stroke patients in the ED
  • Responsibilities: working directly under PI and medical students to assist with patient enrollments, data collection, poster and oral presentations, and applying for undergraduate research grants
May 2014September 2016

Undergraduate Research Associate

Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
  • The Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) is a clinical research program operated in conjunction with the UC Irvine Biological Sciences 199 research opportunities program at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA
  • Responsible for:
    • collecting data and enrolling patients for various studies 
    • submitting proposals for undergraduate grants, oral and poster presentations
    • conduct questionnaires, surveys and interventions
    • perform ultrasound for specific studies as allowed by the IRB 
  • 12-15 hours per week for clinical shifts and research meetings

Poster Presentations

May 2016

Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, UCI 2016

PI: Dr. Steven S. Cramer, M.D., Department of Neurology

May 2015

Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but not Chest Radiograph in Blunt Trauma Patients

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium 2015

PI: Dr. Mark I. Langdorf, M.D., MHPE; Emergency Medicine

April 2015

Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by CCT but not CR in Blunt Trauma Patients

UCI Excellence In Research Program 2014-2015

PI: Dr. Mark I. Langdorf, M.D., MHPE; Emergency Medicine

Oral Presentations

May2016

The French Invasion of Egypt: What they Left Behind

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium 2016

PI: Dr. Mark Le vine; History

May 2016

Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium 2016

PI: Dr. Steven S. Cramer, M.D., Department of Neurology

February 2016

Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) 2015

PI: Dr. Steven S. Cramer, M.D., Department of Neurology

April 2015

Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but not Chest Radiograph in Blunt Trauma Patients

UCI Excellence in Research Program 2014-2015

PI: Dr. Mark I. Langdorf, M.D., MHPE; Emergency Medicine

Abstracts

May 2016

A. Kaur, L. Shreve, C. Vo, A. P. Nguyen, J. Wu, J.M. Cassidy, K.M. Wu, N. L. Chiu, R. J. Zhou, W. Yu, I. Velarde, S. Gehan, B. Chakravarthy, W. Hoonpongsimanont , E. Barton, R. Srinivasan, S. C. Cramer. Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Room

Society for Neuroscience
  • Abstract submitted to the SfN and accepted for poster presentation
June 2016

Gehan, S. Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but not Chest Radiograph in Blunt Trauma Patients.

UCI Journal of Undergraduate Research 2014-15.
  • Approved by faculty advisory board; published upon the receipt of the excellence in research award

Grants

January 2016

The French Invasion of Egypt: What they Left Behind

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2015-2016
  • An award of $400 to complete my project and present at the UROP symposium
January 2016

Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2015-2016
  • Grant award of $300 for clinical supplies needed for the study
January 2015

Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but not Chest Radiograph in Blunt Trauma Patients.

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2014-2015
  • Grant award of $350 for clinical supplies needed for the study

Honors and Awards

20152016 Academic Year

Lead Research Fellow

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Appointed by the UROP Faculty Advisory Board on January 2016 for the 2015-2016 academic year for two research projects, each with a separate grant awarded: Rapid EEG of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department; The French Invasion of Egypt: What they Left Behind

June 2015

Excellence in Research

UCI School of Biological Sciences

Received upon evaluation for completion and competence of oral and poster presentations as well as publishing12 page paper to the UCI Journal of Undergraduate Research 2014-15

20142015 Academic Year

Lead Research Fellow

UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Appointed by the UROP Faculty Advisory Board on January 2015 for the 2014-2015 academic year for  Prevalence and Clinical Importance of Thoracic Injuries Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but not Chest Radiograph in Blunt Trauma Patients

20122016

Dean’s Honors List

UCI Division of the Undergraduate Education
  • Undergraduate honors awarded to all majors for quarterly grade point average of 3.5 or better in a minimum of 12 graded units.
  • Awarded after: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2016, Winter 2016, Spring 2016

Scholarships

20152016

Scholarship recipient for the 2015-2016 academic Year

Boukhai Family Foundation
  • Received one of four awards of $2000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year
20122013

Scholarship recipient for the 2012-2013 academic year

Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation
  • Received a $3000 for the 2012-2013 academic year 

Leadership and Community Service

June 2014June 2016

Vice President

Muslim Student Union at UCI
  • Nominated by general members for VP position first year and for the president position second year; Accepted VP nomination for both years and won via general member elections

  • Tasks and responsibilities vary and require consistent commitment to run one of the most organized and strongest organizations on the UC Irvine campus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
    • Represent Muslim minority on campus in professional meetings with the university administration, press, Student Life and Leadership, Vice Chancellor and Chancellor.
    • Lead membership of 100+ students
    • Host about 150 events within the academic year
    • Facilitate and oversee social, religious, humanitarian, social justice, academic and outreach events.
    • Oversee treasury (about $10,000) and approve treasurer allocation of money
    • Work with students to develop initiatives on campus such as the UCI Food Pantry Initiative cosponsored with the Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR)
    • Co-host events and workshop with international humanitarian organizations such as Islamic Relief
    • Set up and attend weekly two-hour board meetings as well as general assembly meetings to discuss and debrief issues as well as future plans
    • Help plan, oversee and host large scale events (with 200+ Attendance) that require weeks of planning such as: 
      • Islam Awareness Week/Fortnight/Month
      • Palestine Awareness Week
      • College Day (for high school students)
      • Welcome and End of the Year Banquets
      • Coordinating bi-annual Fundraising Gala with goal of $30,000
      • "How to Deal With Sexual Abuse" Workshop
      • Academic alumni panel majors workshop
    • Transition and train future board in the form of successive summer retreats and meetings
January 2013March 2016

Competition’s head in the annual SoCal MIST

Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST)
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Head and help set up the competition every year during spring break for about 500 high school participants in more than 30 areas of competition ranging from academics,  arts and performances, to sports.
    • Recruit judges and coordinate respective competitions in accordance to the program on MIST weekend
  • Served as a coach for the the CA regional competitors in the MIST nationals summer 2015, Houston, Texas.
September 2013June 2014

Interfaith and Outreach committee co-coordinator

Muslim Student Union, UCI

  • Set up weekly informational booth  and head events that encourage clearing stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • Plan and coordinate monthly events open to campus students, staff, and faculty
    • events include, but are not limited to:
      • Islam 101 workshops to faculty, staff, and students 
      • Interactive activities and games at the booth with free food, giveaways, refreshments, art displays and more along with topics that encourage discussions and education (Social Justice in Islam, Five Pillars of Islam, Conversational Cookies, Invitation Day, Roses for the Prophet, Sound of Islam, and Misconceptions and Stereotypes)
      • Open Friday Sermon
      • Speed Faithing events, dinners, and socials with other religious organizations on campus

References

  • Dr. Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, M.D., M.S.
    • University of California Irvine Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program Director
    • [email protected]
    • (949) 824-8362
  • Dr. Pavan Kadandale
    • University of California, Irvine, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    • [email protected]
    • (949) 824-8362
  • Professor Steven C. Topik
    • University of California, Irvine, Department of History
    • [email protected]
    • (949) 824-8053
  • Additional references may be obtained as needed upon request