Amanda Pennington, MS, CCRP - Clinical Research Unit Manager
Amanda manages MCIRCC’s Clinical Research Unit and assists MCIRCC members in developing and managing IRB protocols and data collection.
Meagan Ramsey, PhD -Manager, Proposal Development Unit
Meagan 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.
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.
Megan VanStratt - Director, Marketing & Communications
Megan is responsible for MCIRCC's marketing operations including brand management, marketing strategy, internal and external communication programs and member engagement.
Abdelrahman Awad, MD - Clinical Subjects Coordinator
Abdel works with the Clinical Research Unit and assists in recruiting patients and collecting data for MCIRCC members' clinical studies.
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.
Carmen Colmenero - Research Laboratory Tech Senior
Carmen is part of MCIRCC’s Large Animal Intensive Care Unit, she helps manage the large animal lab through inventory control, managing expenses and facilitating the operation of protocols.
Brandon Cummings - Associate Data Engineer
Brandon is a part of MCIRCC's Data Analytics team. As an Associate Data Engineer, he develops big data tools, mines hard to find data, and uses data analytics to validate non-invasive monitoring technologies.
Chris Gillies - Data Scientist
Chris focuses on implementing big data processing pipelines and designing machine learning models to improve clinical decision support tools utilizing MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform.
Nicholas Greer - Research Technician Intermediate
Nicholas is part of MCIRCC’s Large Animal Intensive Care Unit and assists in the operation of protocols, inventory and supplies, and all general laboratory duties.
Debra Grega - Business
Debra is the Director of Business Development in the Medical School Fast Forward Medical Innovation program and she interfaces with many companies to facilitate industry-MCIRCC faculty research collaborations.
Santinio Jones - Project Manager, Proposal Development Unit
Santinio provides comprehensive project management and proposal development/coordination support for MCIRCC members developing large-scale and interdisciplinary grant proposals.
Danielle Leander - Research Technician Intermediate
Danielle is part of MCIRCC’s Large Animal Intensive Care Unit and assists in the operation of protocols, inventory and supplies, and all general laboratory duties.
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.
Raysha Simon - Marketing & Communications Specialist
Raysha assists with MCIRCC's marketing and communications initiatives, including writing and editing content, graphic design and website management.
Dan Taylor - Data Scientist
Dan focuses on implementing big data processing pipelines and designing machine learning models to improve clinical decision support tools utilizing MCIRCC’s Big Data Analytic Platform.
Guan Wang - Lead Application Programmer
Guan leads work with our data scientists to translate proof of concept code into prototypes capable of running in the University of Michigan Health Systems. He also provides technical expertise across MCIRCC by writing secure web applications and data processes.
Anne Marie Weitzel - Research Technician
Anne Marie is part of MCIRCC’s Large Animal Intensive Care Unit as a research technician who assists with preclinical operations and clinical data collection and analysis.
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.
The critical care experts
The critical care experts
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You can search the database for more information about our MCIRCC members by concept, name, or "free text" excerpt (such as an abstract or RFA) to discover researchers, understand research expertise, and visualize connections among researchers.
Michigan Experts is a searchable database of research expertise from several schools/colleges or institutes at the University of Michigan. It was developed to foster collaboration and interdisciplinary research, and offers a rich representation of our research talent and knowledge.
Our integration strategy not only leverages expertise from faculty across disciplines from schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, it also leverages and integrates expertise from a wide range of internal and external partnerships and resources ensuring MCIRCC's ability to speed innovation to impact.
The University of Michigan has a number of world-class innovation programs that provide innovation funding and entrepreneurship education and services for high-risk, high-reward technology development. These services range from early idea development to new company formation and product licensing.
The University of Michigan has incredible breadth and depth in many domains in the form of multidisciplinary centers and institutes which span its highly ranked schools and colleges. Many MCIRCC faculty are a part of the centers and institutes listed below, which allow for additional innovation and integration opportunities enhancing our ability to transform critical care.
MCIRCC's desire to transform the field of critical care is shared by organizations outside the University of Michigan. As such, MCIRCC has and continues to develop strategic partnerships with organizations that share our commitment. These partnerships include philanthropic foundations, federal research and educational organizations, product development service partners, and companies (existing and new spinoffs) that have licensed technology from MCIRCC to bring to the bedside. This growing list is constantly producing new and exiting opportunities to save lives.