Emergency Medicine Research Associates

 


Rebecca Beutler


Staff Research Associate

Rebecca Beutler joined the Emergency Medicine Deparment in June 2019. She completed a BS in Biology at Saint Mary’s College in California, and then completed a MS in Biology with a focus in Immunology from New York University. She has switched paths from Bench top Translational Research with focuses in Oncolytic viruses and Neuroimmunology at UCSD and NYU to Clinical Research here at UCLA. She spends her free time running or relaxing with her cat pepperoni.


Andrea Tam


Staff Research Associate

Andrea Tam joined the Emergency Medicine Department in August 2018. She completed a BS with a major in Biology and minor in Gerontology at UCLA. During her undergraduate years, Andrea was actively involved in the Gerontology Interest Group and the UCLA Cinematic Orchestra. Prior to joining the emergency department, Andrea was involved in geriatric and cardiac clinical research, leading her to develop a passion for cardiopulmonary science. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys playing the piano, collecting French Bulldog knick-knacks, and spending time with her Frenchies.


Kevin Li


Program Coordinator

Kevin Li is a fourth year Psychobiology major at UCLA. Kevin joined EMRA in the Spring of 2017 and is the current head coordinator of the program. He leads EMRA's Research Committee and the CLOVERS study. An undergraduate at UCLA, he has developed interests in clinical research and teaching through Bruin Shelter, the Learning Assistant program, and research at the benchtop and in the clinic. He hopes to become an academic physician who conducts healthcare policy and clinical research to guide healthcare policy changes and advance patient care. For leisure, Kevin enjoys going to the gym, binge-watching television shows, and spending time with his cat.

Davis Park

   Program Coordinator

Davis Park is a fourth-year Biology major and Asian American Studies minor at UCLA. He has been a part of EMRA since Spring of 2017 and became a coordinator during the Summer of 2018. As a coordinator, Davis founded and serves as the head of Mentorship Committee and also serves as the DEBUT study head. During his time as a general member, Davis was actively involved with the Whole Blood Activation Team as well as the DEBUT and New Member Training Committees. Outside of EMRA, Davis teaches guitar for the Student Leader Advocates of Music program, conducts interdisciplinary research on Film and Asian American Studies, mentors incoming freshmen as a part of the Regents Scholar Society, volunteers for the Los Angeles-based media nonprofit Visual Communications, and has served as an ASK Peer Counselor for UCLA College Academic Counseling. In his free time, he can often be found avidly viewing classic films, preparing lesson plans for his guitar students, reading novels, listening to podcasts, and playing baseball, tennis, or golf.

Winnie Liu

Program Coordinator

Winnie Liu is currently a fourth year MCDB major with a minor in Biomedical Research at UCLA. She has been with EMRA since Spring 2017 and joined the coordinator team in Summer 2018 as the Abdominal CT study head and New Member Training lead. Outside of EMRA, Winnie serves as the co-president of the UCLA iGEM research team and co-president of UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic's undergraduate division. During her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, graphic designing for the Daily Bruin, PRIME, and Los Angeles County's Department of Arts & Culture for Nonprofits, and spending time with her two Pomeranians..

 

Rishabh Shah

   Program Coordinator

Rishabh Shah is a third year Psychobiology major at UCLA. He joined EMRA during the Fall of 2017 and became a coordinator for the program in the Winter of 2019. During his time as a general member, Rishabh was actively involved in the Research and New Member Training Committees. Outside of EMRA, Rishabh is actively involved as a tutor for The Bruin Experiment, a volunteer for Music & Memory, and a student leader for the Indian Student Union. He is also currently researching minority population participation in Precision Medicine Initiatives with Dr. Arleen Brown of the Community Engagement Research Program. In his free time Rishabh enjoys playing basketball, traveling, cooking, and binge watching TV dramas.

Trisha Agarwal

   Program Coordinator

Trisha Agarwal is a fourth year MCDB major at UCLA. She has been a part of EMRA since Fall 2017 and joined the coordinator team during Winter 2019. She currently heads the pediatric oxygen saturation study and manages multiple mini interviews during EMRA's recruitment cycles. Before becoming a coordinator, she was involved in the Whole Blood, New Member Training, and Research Committee. Outside of EMRA, she is the co-founder of VOICE Mission, a nonprofit that tackles gender violence in India and LA, a department coordinator for the Care Extender Internship Program, and a researcher in the Gomperts Lab investigating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In her free time, Trisha enjoys going to concerts, buying house plants, and binge watching GOT and Friends.

Garrett Garrido

   Program Coordinator

Garrett Garrido is a third year MIMG major with a Biomedical Research minor at UCLA. He joined the program in Spring 2018 and became a coordinator Summer 2019. He currently heads the VTE study. Before becoming a coordinator, Garrett was involved in the Research and New Member Training Committees. As an undergraduate at UCLA, Garrett investigates CAR-T cells as a novel HIV therapy in the Scott Kitchen Lab and works with Life Science faculty on curriculum development and better teaching methods through LSSA. Additionally, he loves animals and volunteers at the West LA Animal Shelter. In his free time, Garrett enjoys playing basketball, running, golf, going to concerts, and traveling.

Itay Solomon

   Program Coordinator

Itay Solomon is a fourth year MIMG major at UCLA. He has been in EMRA since Spring 2017 and joined the coordinator team during Summer 2019. Before becoming a coordinator, he was involved in Whole Blood, New Member Training, Mentorship and Research Committee. Outside of EMRA, Itay is a researcher in the Seidlits Lab investigating tumor microenvironment influence on GBM disease progression and serves on the leadership team of UCLA Global Medical Training (GMT), an international humanitarian organization that provides free medical-dental services to medically deprived communities in Latin American countries. In his free time, Itay enjoys rock climbing, hiking and cooking.

Kyle Sheu

   Program Coordinator

Kyle Sheu is a third year MCDB & Neuroscience major minoring in Biomedical Research at UCLA. He joined EMRA in Spring 2018, became a coordinator in Summer 2019, and will head the Research Committee and ICECAP study. During his time as a member, Kyle was heavily involved in the New Member Training Committee, Research Committee, and Whole Blood Activation Team. Outside of EMRA, Kyle spends much of his time in the Graeber lab, where he works on forward genetic approaches to investigating genomic instability in cancer. He also contributes to Mortar Board initiatives, serves as a coordinator for SST, and mentors undergraduates in various capacities. In his free time, Kyle can be found exploring new hobbies, spending time with friends, and going to research seminars and classes.

Myles Chang

   Program Coordinator

Myles Chang is a third year Physiological Science major and Entrepreneurship minor at UCLA. He joined EMRA in Spring 2018 and became a coordinator in Summer 2019. As a general member, Myles was involved in the Whole Blood, Research, Mentorship, and New Member Training committees. Outside of EMRA, he began dancing during his freshman year and currently serves as a Finance Chair for Foundations Choreography. Additionally, Myles volunteers in the Soo Lab for Plastic Surgery where he studies the role of fibromodulin in tendon wound healing. In his free time, Myles enjoys playing basketball and video games with his friends, exploring restaurants around LA, and sleeping past his numerous alarms.

Sarah Lee

   Program Coordinator

Sarah Lee is a fourth-year Psychobiology major at UCLA. She has been a part of EMRA since Spring 2018 and recently joined the coordinator team in Summer 2019. As a general member, Sarah stayed involved in Mentorship, Research, and New Member Training Committees. Outside of her commitments in EMRA, Sarah is the vice president of UCLA Alumni Scholars Club and the co-president of Morning Sign Out: UCLA Chapter, a student-led organization that improves health literacy by discussing health-related information through online publications. In her free time, Sarah enjoys frequenting nearby beaches, watching Marvel films, and exploring the diverse LA food scene.

Rithik Kumar

   Program Coordinator

Rithik Kumar is a third year Human Biology and Society major with a concentration in Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. He joined EMRA during the Fall of 2018 and became a coordinator for the program in the Winter of 2020. Before becoming a coordinator, he was actively involved in the New Member Training, Mentorship and Research committees alongside the PETAL Activation team. Outside of EMRA, Rithik is an associate in the Fellowship for International Service and Health (FISH), an organization that works collaboratively with Mexican residents to mitigate health disparities and further cultural exchange. He is also a member of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and Fashion and Student Trends (FAST) organizations on campus. In his free time, Rithik enjoys thrifting, spending time with his friends and family, and exploring Los Angeles.

Radha Patel

   Program Coordinator

Radha Patel is currently a third year Psychobiology major who joined EMRA in Spring 2018. Before joining the coordinator team in Winter 2020 as the Head of Recruitment, she was an avid member of the Research, Training, Mentorship and Whole Blood Committees. Outside of EMRA, Radha is the founder of the pro-bono healthcare consulting organization, CYC Health, that assists clinics and nonprofits in providing healthcare services to disadvantaged and diverse communities. She is also a research member of the Kitchen Lab with a focus on gene therapy for HIV/AIDS, as well as the Co-Vice President of the Indian Student Union on campus. During her free time, she loves cooking different meals with friends, reading the New Yorker, playing piano and going for long runs.

Hena Sihota

   Program Coordinator

Hena Sihota is a third year Neuroscience major at UCLA who joined EMRA in Spring 2018. She became a coordinator in Winter 2020 and will take over as the ASTER study and Mentorship Committee head. As a general member, Hena was actively involved in the Research, Mentorship, and Whole Blood Committees. Outside of EMRA, she serves as the finance coordinator for SCOPE, a member of Patient Health Advocates, and one of the founding members of All Brains, a program dedicated to creating an inclusive space on campus for neurodiverse students. You can also catch Hena driving around campus in the Bruinaccess van, a service that provides students and faculty with disabilities rides to and from their academic/work commitments. In her free time, Hena enjoys exploring the LA food scene with her friends, traveling, watching her favorite television shows, reading, rediscovering old music, and thrifting.