Martina has been with the SCRUBS team since 2018, which makes her the longest standing team member (outside of Dr. White and Sarah Reitzel). She is a fourth year nursing student at the University of Calgary and is applying to medical school this year.
Orthopaedic Research Assistant
South Campus Research for Bone and Soft Tissue
#310218, South Health Campus, 4448 Front St. SE., Calgary, AB
Martina has been the major driving force behind FROST (how weather and time of year impact orthopaedic trauma volumes). Over the course of her employment she has come to take on a significant role in almost every SCRUBS project. She also helps out with the day-to-day tasks of the SCRUBS team including study design, patient recruitment/follow-ups, and manuscript preparation.
At her desk, you’ll find Martina with a diet coke in one hand and a coffee in the other. When she’s not in the office, Martina likes to spend time in the mountains. Her two favourite activities at the moment are mountain biking and rock climbing (good thing she knows some orthopaedic surgeons)!
Vergouwen, M., Samuel, T. L., Sayre, E. C., & White, N. J. (2021). FROST: Factors Predicting Orthopaedic Trauma Volumes. Injury.
Ludwig, T. E., Samuel, T. L., Vergouwen, M., & White, N. J. (2021). COVID-19 orthopaedic trauma volumes: a Canadian experience during lockdown and staged reopening. OTA International, 4(2), e134.