The Leaders and Best in Critical Care


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The Leaders and Best in Critical Care


 

We are the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)

Our unique approach utilizes multidisciplinary team science, big data analytics, specialized funding sources and tailored commercialization pathway plans to push research beyond the idea stage. 

 

The Catalyst Team


The Catalyst Team


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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

KENN  R.  OLDHAM, PHD
Associate Director
Mechanical 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
Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy

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MICHAEL MAILE, MD
Associate Director
Anesthesiology

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LENA NAPOLITANO, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Associate Director
Acute Care Surgery
 


Support Team

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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     andbenne@umich.edu

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Erin Bisco - Clinical Subject Coordinator

Erin works with the Clinical Research Unit and assists in recruiting patients and collecting data for MCIRCC members' clinical studies biscoe@umich.edu

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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  cico@umich.edu


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
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Brandon Cummings - Research Laboratory Assistant

Brandon is a part of MCIRCC’s Clinical Research Unit and the Large Animal Intensive Care Unit, where he focuses on data collection and analytics, and works to validate non-invasive monitoring technologies cummingb@umich.edu

Justin Massey - Clinical Subject Coordinator

Justin facilitates patient recruitment and data collection for MCIRCC members' clinical studies as part of the Clinical Research Unit   jrmassey@umich.edu

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Brendan McCracken - Research Laboratory Specialist

Brendan operates MCIRCC’s Large Animal Intensive Care Unit facility, where he develops and manages protocols for experimental models requiring large animal care and use   bmccrac@umich.edu

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Amanda Pennington, MS-Clinical Research Unit Manager

Amanda manages MCIRCC’s Clinical Research Unit and assists MCIRCC members in developing and managing IRB protocols and data collection   amanpenn@umich.edu

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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

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TBD-Manager, Proposal Development Unit

The PDU Manager provides strategic research and proposal development consulting. They serve as the funding liaison on behalf of MCIRCC and provides team science coaching for research opportunities 

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Raysha Simon- Marketing & Communications Specialist

Raysha assists with MCIRCC's marketing and communications initiatives, including writing and editing content, graphic design and website management sraysha@umich.edu

 

 

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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    kspenser@umich.edu

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
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M. Hakam Tiba, MD, MS-Research Assistant Professor

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

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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 vanstrat@umich.edu

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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

Meet our members


The critical care experts

Meet our members


The critical care experts

Our members span many disciplines, yet have the common goal
of improving the lives of critical care patients and their families.

Scroll down to see a full list of our members or click on a discipline below.


ANESTHESIOLOGY


BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE


EMERGENCY MEDICINE


INTERNAL MEDICINE


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


MEDICAL STUDENTS


MOLECULAR AND INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY


NEUROSURGERY/NEUROLOGY


NURSING


PEDIATRIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES


PHARMACY


RADIOLOGY


SURGERY


OTHER


MICHIGAN EXPERTS

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.