The MCIRCC 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 three-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)


  • $100,000 salary (plus benefits)
  • $25,000 supply budget
  • $2,500 travel budget
  • Broad knowledge and training in modern clinical and translational science
  • Coursework to address gaps in scientific training
  • Opportunity to pursue an M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (CRDSA)
  • Become an affiliate of MCIRCC, the Cardiovascular Center Clinical Research (C3RG) Group, and other relevant multidisciplinary U-M research centers

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Junior faculty from diverse backgrounds with demonstrated commitment to emergency critical care research and innovative approaches to diagnosing, monitoring, and treating patients.

We are currently accepting applications for a flexible start date in summer 2018.

Questions about the program? Contact Denise Poirier or call 734-647-4751.

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MCIRCC Re-Imagining Critical Care Seminar Series

The MCIRCC Re-Imagining Critical Care Seminar Series brings in recognized University of Michigan faculty and other national experts in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology development, policy, and many others to discuss the basic and advanced concepts in innovation and how these can be applied to gaps that exist in emergency and critical care. 

Seminars are held once a month and are open to the entire critical care, health science, engineering data science, health policy, and innovation-entrepreneurship community. 

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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.