Valproic Acid for Prolonged Field Care

Valproic Acid for Prolonged Field Care

Most Americans are privileged in that if we suffer a serious injury, we’re able to call an ambulance and be rushed to the necessary level of care. Unfortunately, our troops abroad do not have that luxury. As wars become more dangerous, battlefields become more isolated.

Good Vibrations: Epureanu and Ward win 2018 Coulter Award

Good Vibrations: Epureanu and Ward win 2018 Coulter Award

The journey for intensive care unit (ICU) patients is immensely difficult. Not only do they have to survive their initial injuries or illnesses, they have to overcome surgeries, drug therapies and the risk of infection. During this time, patients are immobilized in bed for prolonged periods and many are attached to mechanical ventilators which assist in their breathing. This immobilization can last for weeks.

Using the Eye as a Window to the Brain

Using the Eye as a Window to the Brain

When first responders are faced with the challenge of caring for a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether that be in the Emergency Room, out in the field, or on the front lines, two dilemmas usually come to mind: what is the extent of their initial injury, and are there any secondary injuries underway?

Kessler, Kruger, and Theyyunni win 2018 Coulter Award for Sepsis Fluid Management

Kessler, Kruger, and Theyyunni win 2018 Coulter Award for Sepsis Fluid Management

Affecting more than 1 million Americans each year, sepsis is the leading cause of in-hospital death and costs the healthcare system more than $20B annually. Because the diagnosis and treatment of the disease is extremely challenging, researchers at the University of Michigan are working to develop a sensor that would reduce recovery time for patients, saving hospitals millions of dollars.

Massey TBI Grand Challenge comes to a close with Wolverine Den

Massey TBI Grand Challenge comes to a close with Wolverine Den

After a successful Massey TBI Grand Challenge kick-off event in February, the competition came to a close last month with Wolverine Den (MCIRCC’s version of Shark Tank). Seven teams were awarded funding thanks to the generous gift from the Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation.

Belle Wraps Up Michigan Road Scholar Tour

Belle Wraps Up Michigan Road Scholar Tour

Each year, the Michigan Road Scholar Tour takes faculty from the University of Michigan on a five-day traveling seminar throughout the state of Michigan. This educational tour is meant to expose faculty to Michigan’s current state of affairs in topics ranging from economy and government to education and health. This year, MCIRCC's own Ashwin Belle, PhD, participated in this fascinating tour.

Introducing Three New MCIRCC Catalyst Team Members

Introducing Three New MCIRCC Catalyst Team Members

We’re kicking off the summer with an exciting announcement: We’ve added three new, creative members to our MCIRCC Catalyst team. We’d like to introduce you to Bryce, Richelle, and Alex who have already started their work for MCIRCC.

K-12 Fellowship Profile: David Machado-Aranda, MD

K-12 Fellowship Profile: David Machado-Aranda, MD

Thanks to NIH funding, the University of Michigan now offers a multi-year, multidisciplinary training program for advanced training in emergency critical care research. In this two-part series, we will be profiling the fellows selected for this year’s K-12 program. This month we interview David Machado-Aranda, MD, whose research focuses on using gene therapy to treat trauma-related pneumonia and sepsis.

Regents Approve MCIRCC Faculty Promotions

Regents Approve MCIRCC Faculty Promotions

The Board of Regents recently recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The promotions are presented below by school, in alphabetical order.

Fast, Precise, and Easy Detection of Irregular Heart Rhythms

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, often happens when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain. Electrocardiography (ECG) is one of the most widely used noninvasive diagnostic tools for cardiovascular diseases and plays an essential role in the evaluation of stroke.

Saying Goodbye to the PDU's Jaine Place

Please join us in extending our best wishes to MCIRCC’s Proposal Development Unit Manager, Jaine Place. After a 35 year career, three of which were spent at MCIRCC, Jaine will be retiring at the end of this month.

Let us tell your story

Let us tell your story

Every day our MCIRCC members achieve great things. You’re awarded a sizable grant, you publish a new, groundbreaking paper, or you discover something incredible in your innovative research. The goal of the Catalyst Newsletter has always been to tell those stories and get the word out about your great achievements. 

Innovation Underground Recap

Innovation Underground Recap

Last month our members gathered for a few drinks at Arbor Brewing Company to kick-start our Innovation Underground series for the year. There were delicious food and drinks, prizes raffled, and even an impromptu pitch for funding—just what Innovation Underground is all about!