The K12 Career Development Program in Emergency Critical Care Research

With the help of their mentoring team, scholars are able to design their three-year development plan including academic courses, professional development training, and research milestones. Through training in clinical trial design, grant writing, data management, and leadership, scholars will advance their research career with the goal of obtaining individual K or R01 funding by the end of their third year of K12 support.

Thanks to NIH funding, MCIRCC offers a multi-year, multidisciplinary training program in emergency critical care research. Scholars may choose mentoring teams led by nationally known senior clinician-scientists in Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Neurology, General and Trauma Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Biomedical Engineering, and Biostatistics. This gives trainees an understanding of all phases of emergency critical care research.

 Program Co-directors:  David J. Pinsky, M.D.  (U-M Samuel Frankel Cardiovascular Center) and  Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D.  (U-M Emergency Medicine)

Program Co-directors: David J. Pinsky, M.D. (U-M Samuel Frankel Cardiovascular Center) and Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D. (U-M Emergency Medicine)


  • Broad knowledge and training in modern clinical and translational science
  • Coursework to address gaps in scientific training
  • Didactic and experiential training in intellectual and philosophical approaches to modern investigation and technology development
  • Improved scientific and grant writing skills
  • Enhanced research mentoring and leadership skills
  • Become an affiliate of MCIRCC, the Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research (C3RG) Group, and other relevant multidisciplinary U-M research centers

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We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible for the K12 Development Program. We are currently accepting applications for a start date of July 2018. Questions about the program? Contact Denise Poirier or call 734-647-4751.

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MEET THE 2016 K12 scholars

Cindy Hsu, MD, PhD
Hsu's research is focusing on the use of valproic acid (VPA) to improve outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.

David Machado-Aranda, MD
Aranda is focusing on the use of gene therapy to treat trauma-related pneumonia and sepsis using an electroporation delivery system.