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!

Massey TBI Grand Challenge Recap

Last month, researchers from across U-M came together to hear from the nation’s leaders in traumatic brain injury (TBI) at MCIRCC’s Massey TBI Grand Challenge. The event kicked-off the competition, which funds innovative solutions that address the golden hours of care after severe TBI.

March Madness for Science? Vote for U-M Pulmonologist!

March Madness for Science? Vote for U-M Pulmonologist!

The U-M basketball teams aren't the only ones going for national glory in tournament play this March. A team of U-M Medical School scientists and physicians has a shot at a national title, too. But they need the support — and votes — of maize-and-blue fans everywhere.

Press Play: MCIRCC's New Video

MCIRCC impacts critical care in a variety of innovative ways. In order to better tell our incredible story, we've developed an informational video to get our message out there.

2016 Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, MCIRCC Executive Director, Kevin Ward, MD and Managing Director, Phil Jacokes, wrap up another successful year with some key highlights.

Using technology to stop hemorrhaging data

In healthcare, we talk a lot about how we can use data to improve patient care. We discuss the importance of interoperability, the need for more data to be available to physicians, and how data can help physicians spot an issue with a patient they otherwise may not have caught.

Massey Regional 2016 TBI Conference Recap

Last month, MCIRCC hosted the Massey Regional TBI Conference to explore the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of traumatic brain injury. Through lectures, a poster session, and scientific presentations from funded Massey TBI Grand Challenge teams, the conference was able to generate powerful dialogue about the most complex disease in the most complex organ.

MCIRCC members to present at MHSRS

Several MCIRCC members have been invited to present at the Defense Department’s premier scientific meeting, the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), this week in Florida. The joint symposium provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, military scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research and health care advancements...

MCIRCC to co-host precision medicine symposium

MCIRCC has partnered with the Center for Systems Biology (CSB) and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) to host a one-day symposium on September 14. The symposium “Advancing Precision Medicine through Complex Systems Biology” will discuss precision medicine applications for complex biological systems using computational approaches...

Profiling the five Grand Challenge winners

Now that the chaos and excitement of Pitch Day is in the rear view mirror, we’d like to take some time to recognize and highlight the five proposals that won funding as a result of successful pitches to The Massey Foundation TBI Grand Challenge panel. Among our funded proposals were innovative pharmaceutical, device and technology solutions to the challenges posed by severe TBI...

The Massey Foundation TBI Grand Challenge culminates in Pitch Day

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered to be one of the most complex diseases in the most complex organ in the body. TBI patients require continuous monitoring and constant care in order to have a chance at survival with an outcome similar to their preinjury state. Innovation in severe TBI care is badly needed in order to improve patient outcome and ease the incredible burden placed on caregivers, and allow them to provide the personalized care required by the complexity of Traumatic Brain Injuries...