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MCIRCC was on Display for the UM & Military Community

MCIRCC was on Display for the UM & Military Community

MCIRCC’s military roots were on full display at the University of Michigan’s Regents’ & President’s Tailgate at the Crisler Center on Saturday, September 7. The tailgate preceded the Military Appreciation themed Army vs UM football game. 

Important Information for Researchers regarding International Collaborations

Important Information for Researchers regarding International Collaborations

Amid growing federal concerns regarding "foreign influence" on research activity, some federal agencies have issued statements emphasizing the need for increased transparency with respect to international collaborations. Failure to comply could jeopardize the ability of faculty and the university to receive federal support for research.

HIT Consultant: UM Spinout Fifth Eye Lands $11.5M for Early Warning Patient Deterioration System for Hospitals

HIT Consultant: UM Spinout Fifth Eye Lands $11.5M for Early Warning Patient Deterioration System for Hospitals

Fifth Eye Inc. has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding led by Arboretum Ventures and Cultivation Capital. Other participants in the round included MINTS, the direct investing arm of the University of Michigan’s endowment, along with additional capital from previous investors Invest Michigan and 35 private angel investors.

Fifth Eye Press Release: https://fiftheye.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/fifth-eye-press-release-final.pdf

Inside the Critical Care Lab

Inside the Critical Care Lab

MCIRCC’s objective is to transform critical care through innovation, integration, and entrepreneurship. But what does that mean and how is it being done? The MCIRCC Pre-Clinical Operative and Intensive Care Unit was created in February 2013 to embody this objective and has made great strides in high-risk, high-reward pursuits.

The Next Generation of Vital Signs

The Next Generation of Vital Signs

Vital signs are archaic or “late to the game.” You read that right. Traditional vital signs that are collected and indicate a problem such as low/high blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc. are not detectably altered until your body has already been trying to compensate for a deficiency.

But what if the problem could’ve been detected and prevented before your body began to act up by developing new and more informative vital signs? Insert New Vital Signs

Game-changing Study Aims to Identify Pneumonia Pathogens Faster with Breakthrough Technologies

Game-changing Study Aims to Identify Pneumonia Pathogens Faster with Breakthrough Technologies

Pneumonia has been around for centuries and remains a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expense today.

The most commonly used method for identifying respiratory pathogens in pneumonia - bacterial culture - was first developed in the 1880s. Though there have been many breakthroughs in our treatment of pneumonia - such as antibiotics and mechanical ventilation - our clinical identification of respiratory pathogens still relies on the time-consuming culture-based techniques.

Just Breathe: New Device Diagnoses Lung Diseases Using Exhaled Breath

Just Breathe: New Device Diagnoses Lung Diseases Using Exhaled Breath

Breathalyzers have been used for decades to measure the amount of alcohol on breath, but what if they were able to detect illness? Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new point-of-care device that can diagnose life-threatening lung diseases using just a patient’s breath.

Kessler, Kruger, and Theyyunni win 2018 Coulter Award for Sepsis Fluid Management

Kessler, Kruger, and Theyyunni win 2018 Coulter Award for Sepsis Fluid Management

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.