Thanks to funding from the U-M Global REACH Partnership Development Program, MCIRCC welcomed several doctors from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) last month. Over the course of the week, USP and U-M researchers discussed the future of sepsis research and how the two institutions could collaborate to innovate treatment and care.
We know funding is a top priority for MCIRCC members. To make it easier to find new opportunities, our Proposal Development Unit has launched a comprehensive database of critical care opportunities for members.
This summer, Ashwin Belle, PhD, and Hakam Tiba, MD, attended the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). As the Department of Defense’s premiere scientific conference, it gives physicians and scientists a chance to share their military-unique research and provides direction on what problems to solve next.
When Kevin Ward, MD, first pitched his idea for a new method of aortic occlusion more than twenty years ago, the Department of Defense was less than interested. In fact, they weren’t even sure it was possible.
MCIRCC is excited to welcome Lena Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, to the team as its newest associate director.
Michigan Medicine will serve as the clinical coordinating center of a new emergency care clinical trial network. How the federally funded network seeks to improve patient outcomes from emergency conditions.
This year was the most popular Researchpalooza event to date! With more than 4,000 faculty and staff mingling with the 80 biomedical labs and offices across campus, there was plenty of fun to be had!
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.