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MCIRCC LEADERSHIP

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KEVIN WARD, MD
Executive Director
Emergency Medicine

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XUDONG (SHERMAN) FAN, PhD
Associate Director
Biomedical Engineering

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PHIL JACOKES
Managing Director
Emergency Medicine

JIANPING FU, PhD
Associate Director
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

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RODNEY DANIELS, MD
Associate Director
Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

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ROBERT DICKSON, MD
Associate Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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KAYVAN NAJARIAN, PHD
Associate Director
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics

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KATHLEEN STRINGER, PHARMD
Associate Director
Pharmacy

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MICHAEL MAILE, MD
Associate Director
Anesthesiology

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KATHLEEN TO, MD
Associate Director
Acute Care Surgery


Support Team

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Ray Aldrich, MA - Business Development Liaison

Ray is the Associate Director for Business Development, Fast Forward Medical Innovation. He provides business development support for MCIRCC and oversees industry engagement and partnership creation - aldrich@umich.edu

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Ashwin Belle - Analytics Architect

Ashwin focuses on the development of translational medicine that expedites the discovery of new diagnostic tools by using a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative, 'bench-to-bedside' approach -belle@umich.edu

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Drew Bennett - Licensing Liaison

Drew is the Associate Director of Licensing at the Office of Technology Transfer. He acts as the interface between MCIRCC and outside counsel for intellectual property protection matters -andbenne@umich.edu

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Bryce Benson - Research Computer Specialist

Bryce is part of the team building software for MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform, specializing in quality assurance and signal processing to develop new diagnostic tools - brbenson@med.umich.edu

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Alexandra Nowlin - Marketing and Communications Specialist

Alexandra provides assistance with MCIRCC's marketing and communications initiatives, including writing and editing content, graphic design  and website management - aenowlin@umich.edu

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Amanda Pennington, MS - Clinical Research Unit Manager

Amanda manages MCIRCC’s Pre-Clinical Trials Unit and assists MCIRCC members in developing and managing IRB protocols and data collection - amanpenn@umich.edu

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Denise Poirier - Administrative Specialist

Denise is responsible for managing day-to-day operations at MCIRCC by providing administrative support to the team. In addition, she directly supports Kevin Ward - poirierd@umich.edu

Mark Salamango - Chief Information Officer

Mark bridges the gap between business goals and technical possibilities. His focus is to create products, strategically communicate with different U-M groups, and assemble teams to drive projects to completion - mmango@umich.edu

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Ken Spenser - Commercialization Coach

Ken guides multidisciplinary teams in the development of commercialization roadmaps that accelerate the bench to bedside process and prepares their innovations for licensing or potential business startups - kspenser@umich.edu

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Arjun Srivatsa - Software Delivery Lead

Arjun is part of the software team for MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform, implementing DevOps practices to bolster the infrastructure and integrating with external UMIT organization - asrivats@umich.edu

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Dan Stuart - Solutions Architect

Dan works on MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform by managing the team’s requirements collection process & software, bridging the gap between technology solutions & hospital/patient-generated data - dkstuart@umich.edu

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M. Hakam Tiba, MD, MS

Dr. Tiba manages MCIRCC’s Preclinical Operative and Intensive Care Unit facility. He advises and lends his expertise with large animal models to other investigators locally and nationally, assisting with protocol development, refinement and execution - tibam@umich.edu

Richelle Weihe - Manager, Proposal Development Unit

Richelle provides strategic research and proposal development consulting. She serves as the funding liaison on behalf of MCIRCC and provides team science coaching for research opportunities - wrichell@med.umich.edu

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Bria Wiltshire - Director, Marketing & Communications

Bria is responsible for MCIRCC's marketing operations including brand identity and management, marketing strategy, internal and external communication programs and member engagement - wiltshib@umich.edu

Sue Wozniak - Events Specialist

Sue is part of MCIRCC's office team, specializing in events. Sue ensures that all events, small or large, run smoothly and are executed to a high level. She is also responsible for day-to-day administrative duties for the broader team - swo@umich.edu