Thanks to NIH funding, MCIRCC now offers a multi-year, multidisciplinary training program for advanced training in emergency critical care research. After we interviewed David Machado-Aranda in May, we now turn to Cindy Hsu, MD, PhD, whose K12 research focuses on using valproic acid (VPA) to improve the outcomes of patients who endure out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single largest cause of death in the United States. Coronary angiograms, x-rays that reveal the flow of blood through the heart’s pathways, are often used to diagnose and guide CHD treatment.
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.
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.
The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) offers career development awards for early career clinicians and scientists. This year, MCIRCC members Michael Maile, MD, and Sardar Ansari, PhD, were chosen to participate in two of MICHR's training programs.
In June, three MCIRCC multidisciplinary research teams received Prolonged Field Care Research Awards from the Department of Defense’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP). These awards call for the development of next-generation diagnostics, monitoring, resuscitation, and stabilization methods for prolonged field care (PFC) and prolonged damage control resuscitation (pDCR).
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?
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.
Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. University of Michigan researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.
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.
This month we say goodbye to MCIRCC's inaugural Associate Director, Shuichi (Shu) Takayama, PhD, who will be moving on to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Last month we launched our orientation breakfast series to welcome our newest members to MCIRCC.