Acute Care Research Council
The Acute Care Research Council (ACRC) is a high impact collaboration of acute care research professionals representing the four institutions that comprise Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center. Formed in 2015 by the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST), with funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Council currently includes: 14 acute care research (ACR) units, representatives from the local institutional review boards and the investigational pharmacy.
The mission of the ACRC is to generate and execute world-class collaborative research initiatives through empowering our stakeholders, improving efficiency of the research process, training our next generation clinical and translational researcher, and developing acute care research standards of care. Acute Care Research is challenged by the:
- Need to interface with patients 24/7, within minutes to hours of their illness or injury,
- Inability to schedule/recruit patients via usual means,
- Frequent inability to direct-consent patients due to patient care and family considerations that surround a catastrophic health event,
- Movement of patients throughout the health care system (EMS, ED, Surgery, ICU),
- Population at higher risk of health disparities and health failure due to using EDs as a primary resource of care.
Today, the Acute Care Research Council is the most comprehensive Academic Health Center-based collaboration of acute care researchers in the nation. ACRC partners are committed to creating a community spanning the pre-hospital, emergency and critical care settings — sharing resources and best practices to eliminate systems’ barriers to the acceleration of clinical & translational research in the acute care setting. Through a common focus on process improvement, economies of scale and coordination of activities, an innovative acute care research culture is being formed that will be more impactful and encompassing than that which any institution could create individually.
The Acute Care Research Council is open to all acute care units in the collective academic health centers of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, and the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Partnership is also extended to professional representatives from vital infrastructure including the local Institutional Review Board and investigative pharmacy. The CCTST underwrites the Council, eliminating the need for participation fees.
► Abundance of Accolades for ACRC's former Co-Director Christopher Lindsell, Ph.D. It was with a mix of appreciation, sadness and celebration that we wished farewell to Chris Lindsell at our June meeting. These sentiments were shared campus-wide, as expressed so eloquently by Dr. Arthur Pancioli, Professor and Chairman of UC's Department of Medicine (read here).
Whether he was your colleague, supervisor or mentor, you easily 'caught' his fever for collaboration as the key to accelerating research innovation. His special passion for acute care research left us more empowered to reach our ACRC vision of ‘ascending to a nationally-acclaimed best practice program recognized for its unparalleled advancement of acute care research.’
Though Chris’ leadership will be deeply missed, we wish him all the best as he shares his remarkable collaborative spirit with the fortunate folks at Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research - beginning this August. Read here about their excitement.
►More Millennials Are Having Strokes. Article includes research by and comments from Brett Kissela, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair and professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician. A growing body of research indicates strokes among U.S. millennials—ages 18 to 34—have soared in recent years. Scientific American—June 28, 2017.
►Self: The Truth About Whether Red Wine Actually Helps Your Heart Health. Dr. Richard Becker, director and physician-in-chief of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, is quoted in this story on a large new meta-analysis of data examining the health benefits of red wine against coronary heart disease.
►Admired Co-Director Jackie Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH, left CCHMC this summer on a new career journey to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco, as Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Read more
- Acute Care Research Council Charter
- Acute Care Research Council Marks One Year Anniversary
- SOP #ACRC-1 Regulatory Assistance
- SOP #ACRC-2 Project Management Assistance
Acute Care Research Council partners
|Lynn Babcock, MD MS||CCHMC Emergency Medicine|
|Brett Kissela, MD MS||UC Neurology, Stroke Team|
|Opeolu Adeoye, MD MS||UC Emergency Medicine, Stroke Team|
|Noberto Andaluz, MD||UC Neurotrauma Center|
|Richard Becker, MD MS||UC Cardiovascular Health & Disease|
|Kathleen Chard, PhD||VAMC/Cincinnati, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience|
Richard Falcone, MD MPH
|CCHMC Trauma Services|
|Brandon Foreman, MD||UC Neurocritical Care|
|Robert Frenck, MD||CCHMC IRB|
|Dina Gomaa, Clinical Research Manager||UC Trauma, Critical Care|
|Dawn Kleindorfer, MD||UC Neurology, Stroke Team|
|Michael Linke, PhD||UC IRB|
|Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD PhD||UC Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience|
|Suzanne Moody, Project Manager||CCHMC Trauma Services|
|Eric Mueller, PharmD||UC Health Investigative Pharmacy|
|Laura Ngwenya, MD PhD||UC Neurotrauma Center|
|David Norton, MD||UC MICU|
|Katrina Peariso, MD PhD||CCHMC Neurology|
|Brenda Poindexter, MD MS||CCHMC Perinatal Institute|
|Timothy Pritts, MD||UC Trauma, Critical Care|
|Dario Rodriguez, MSc, Clinical Research Director||UC Trauma, Critical Care|
|Richard Ruddy, MD||CCHMC Emergency Medicine|
|David Russell, JD||CCHMC Perinatal Institute|
|Hector Wong, MD||CCHMC Critical Care|
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