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Greg Chapman, BS, RRT, REMT-P
Greg Chapman is the Director for the Center for Prehospital Medicine (CPM) at Carolinas Medical Center.

He has been involved in EMS since 1975, working as a full time educator for more than 25 years. Before moving to Charlotte, Mr. Chapman was the Program Director for a large New York state community college paramedic program. Mr. Chapman is also a Registered Respiratory Therapist specializing in Neonatology and Pediatrics. As a long-time member of NAEMT's PHTLS Committee, Mr. Chapman has been involved in developing the last three editions of PHTLS. In addition to serving as a regular lecturer at national and international conferences, he has published in many textbooks and has written numerous journal articles.

An avid skier, Mr. Chapman works part time in the winter as a ski patroller and search and rescue specialist. His summertime passion is competitive mountain bicycling. 

Laura L. Cragg, BS, EMT-P, CHSE
Laura Cragg, BS, EMT-P, CHSE received her BS in Biology from Wingate University in 1997. She began her career as a Biology and Anatomy & Physiology high school teacher. In 2003, she began working at Mecklenburg EMS Agency and graduated from the CPM program as a Paramedic in 2005. She continued as a Paramedic Crew Chief for the Town of Mint Hill in North Carolina . Laura began instruction of EMT-B classes at Central Piedmont Community College in 2005 and continues to provide that education as well as the EMT continuing education for Idlewild Fire and Rescue. In 2013 Laura joined Carolinas Simulation Center as a Simulation Training Specialist where she worked with various residency programs and medical students in healthcare simulation. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and has a patent pending on a Central Venous Access Trainer (CVAT) that was developed to fulfill a need for a more complete learning experience in the placement and care of Central Lines.

Laura's duties at CPM include coordination of clinical education and instruction of all students in the CPM Paramedic program .

Jerry Morris, BA, NREMT-P
Jerry Morris brings a strong military and international background to the Center for Prehospital Medicine. Having served 14 years in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Operator and a Special Forces Communications Supervisor have given Mr. Morris the experience and confidence to teach to students of any level. His career in EMS began in 1995. His assignments have included lead instructor at the Special Operations Medical Training Center, volunteer paramedic, Medical Instructor Trainer for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, EMS Director for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Training Manager for Rural Metro Ambulance Service and, most currently, Clinical Faculty for CPM.

Mr. Morris's duties at CPM include coordination and instruction of all phases of EMS. Additionally, he has operated as the manager for Carolinas MED-1 when it was deployed to Waveland, Miss. for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and again when it was deployed to New Orleans to relieve surge capacity during the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras celebration in 2006.

Mr. Morris is also an avid cyclist and can frequently be found biking in support of Wounded Warriors.

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Thomas Nagel, RN, AAS, NREMT-P
Thomas Nagel began his career in prehospital medicine as a US Army Combat Medic. He graduated Cum Laude from the Center for Prehospital Medicine's Paramedic certificate program and was also the recipient of the Academic Excellence award in 2007.  He completed his Associates of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. Prior to joining CPM as full time clinical faculty, Thomas functioned as a Paramedic Crew Chief for the Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic), where he continues to work part time as a field paramedic and tactical medical provider for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's Civil Emergency Unit. He is also currently pursuing his RN license and degree in nursing.

Thomas is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as boating on Lake Norman. 

Jonathan Studnek, PhD
Dr. Jonathan Studnek came to the Center for Prehospital Medicine after completing his PhD in Epidemiology at the Ohio State University in 2008. Prior to completing his doctoral degree, he was a paramedic in Albuquerque, N.M., and was a research fellow at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Dr. Studnek served as the Director of Prehospital Research for CPM while working closely with the Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic). He also serves as the chair of the research committee for the National Association of EMS Physicians. His current research interests revolve around improving patient care in the prehospital setting. Current topics include out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, acute myocardial infarction, and the role of simulation in EMS education. In 2012 Dr. Studnek began working directly with Medic as their QI Manager while continuing to maintain his research interests with the Center for Prehospital Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Studnek is also Associate Graduate Faculty at UNC-Charlotte.  

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