Gator Emergency Medical Response Unit

About Us


Our History

Our Misison

GEMRU was established in 2015 as a volunteer medical response unit on the University of Florida campus. As a university-sponsored club, our resources come from the Student Government Association and from the students themselves, who volunteer their time and knowledge to help others.

Our mission is to ensure the safety and medical well-being of everyone we encounter at the highest standards possible. GEMRU Responders serve the UF community by providing QRS medical standby services at official university events and student organization activities.

  • GEMRU Responders
  • EMTs
  • EMRs/First Responders

Event Standby Request Form

Resources

Standard Operating Procedures

Updated each semester, the GEMRU SOPs describe how our organization functions. They contain day-to-day operations, administrative policies, and responder requirements.

Medical Care Protocols

The GEMRU medical protocol manual is written to direct our patient care in the field. All protocols have been approved by the GEMRU Medical Director. These protocols act as Standing Orders.

Records Request Form

Patients must fill out this form and follow the included instructions to obtain a copy of their records from GEMRU. All of our records are stored and managed securely in accordance with HIPAA standards.

Health Exposure Plan

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) manages this program through the Biological Safety Office. Each January, EH&S sends program materials and instructions to department chairs and directors of groups identified as having employees with occupational exposure. These materials provide instructions and information necessary to achieve annual training compliance.

GEMRU Personnel

Dr. Benjamin Abo
Dr. Benjamin Abo
Medical Director
Amanda Reeder
Amanda Reeder
Director
Taylor Appelbaum
Taylor Appelbaum
Operations
Hannah Bodden
Hannah Bodden
Training
Dawson Cowen
Dawson Cowen
CFO
Kristina Goodwin
Kristina Goodwin
Communications
Brittany Nagel
Brittany Nagel
Assistant Director
Nilan Bhakta
Nilan Bhakta
Assistant Operations
Mario Abels
Mario Abels
Assistant Training
Brigitte Wodrich
Brigitte Wodrich
Assistant CFO