About this Nominee: Claude Hemphill is the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Bubba’s Taxi, one of the all-time all-star NCS bands! When not gigging, he spends his spare time as a neurointensivist at UCSF and co-chairing the Neurocritical Care Research Network.
Why Fundraise?: As a founding director and Past President of NCS, I have always believed in our research mission and the passion that our members bring to the society. Some of you bought t-shirts from me at our first impromptu member-based fundraiser at the 2013 NCS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia; many more of you have contributed since. Member-based fundraising is key to ensuring the health of our research endeavors and demonstrating to those outside the society that they should invest in us as well. Now it’s time to join me and the NCRN in Curing Coma. Thank you.
Performing Song: I will be Lip Syncing the most important Canadian rock-and-roll song of all time by the most important Canadian band: "Takin’ Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive. Which, by the way, was first performed in Vancouver; just ask Randy Bachman.