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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

 
Ashwin Belle, PhD - Analytics Architect

Ashwin Belle - Analytics Architect

Ashwin focuses on the development of translational medicine that expedites the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments by using a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative, 'bench-to-bedside' approach - 

 

Drew Bennett - Licensing Liaison

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

 

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

 
 

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

 

 

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

 
 

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 deliver by creating products, strategically communicating with different U-M groups, and assembling teams to drive projects to completion - mmango@umich.edu

 
 

Ken Spenser - Commercialization Coach

Ken guides individuals and 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

 
 

Arjun Srivatsa - Software Delivery Lead

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


Dan Stuart - Solutions Architect

Dan works on MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform and Critical Care Data Mart. Dan manages the team’s requirements collection process and software build to bridge the gap between technology solutions and hospital- and patient-generated data - dkstuart@umich.edu


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 to enhance faculty competitiveness for large-scale research opportunities - wrichell@med.umich.edu

 
 

Bria Wiltshire - Director, Marketing and 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