CCTST | Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training


Main menu

Acute Care Research Council

Latest News

Acute Care Research (ACR) Series kicks off with UC’s Heart, Lung, Vascular Institute (HLVI) Lunch & Learn: The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) presented by ACR-CRP Advisory Committee member, Becky Ingledue, CCRC. “Becky is our first volunteer to present in this series. Her passion and enthusiasm for research is contagious!” says Stephanie Schuckman, host of the series and Senior Training Specialist for the Acute Care Research Council. Becky chose Henrietta Lacks since ethics and empathy are hallmarks for participants and healthcare professionals to better understand each other’s view about human research. Empathy is the #1 competency for CRPs in the ACR environment, as developed by ACRC. Positive evaluations concur: “For a first go around, I think the presentation was great! We discussed as a group the main (important) components in research that are imperative to continuously re-educate those conducting informed consent. Ethics and empathy.”

ACRC Co-Director Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, is the lead investigator in the largest grant awarded in the history of UC's Department of Emergency Medicine. The study will be run through NIH StrokeNet, with plans to involve 110 hospitals and enroll 1,200 patients across the US, starting over the next 12 months. "One of the key elements of this is that it is a collaboration between institutions, and a collaboration between emergency medicine and neurology,” says Dr. Adeoye, associate professor in UC's Emergency Medicine. Read more from UC Health News and the Cincinnati Business Courier

Angela Molloy represents acute care research at The Community Leaders Institute (CLI)  Congratulations to Angela Molloy, RN, BSN, CCRC, Clinical Research Project Manager, UC Neurology and Rehab Medicine, for her recent graduation of The Community Leaders Institute! Thanks Angie for representing ACRC and inspiring the creation of an adult research participant advisory council (RPAC) at UC Health, planned for 2019. CLI is an eight-session leadership development training program offered by CCTST to help community partners and AHC colleagues gain skills in program evaluation, clinical research, and network with other community agencies/practices. To learn more about Community Engagement and the CLI, click here.

Acute Care Research Competencies abstract goes to Washington! We are delighted that the abstract Acute Care Research Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals: A Practitioner Inquiry Approach and Assessment was presented as a Poster at Translational Science 2018, recently held in Washington, D.C. View poster handout here.

 ►Acute Care Research Symposium 2018 Exceeds Expectations Congratuations on the success of the first annual Acute Care Research Symposium Driving the Future – Integrity & Innovation in Acute Care Research. Attendees praised the excellent convergence of thought-provoking speakers including keynoter Neal Dickert, MD, PhD, Emory University; great poster session mix of AHC research; stimulating panel discussion; user-friendly CME process; inspiring Leadership & Awards ceremony. Click here for awardees, pictures and program video.

ACRC Overview

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:

  1. Need to interface with patients 24/7, within minutes to hours of their illness or injury,
  2. Inability to schedule/recruit patients via usual means,
  3. Frequent inability to direct-consent patients due to patient care and family considerations that surround a catastrophic health event,
  4. Movement of patients throughout the health care system (EMS, ED, Surgery, ICU),
  5. 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.

Partner Benefits

Collaborative research studies - Opportunity to join with other partners to conduct studies, such as the current trial to study informed consent in acute care research
Operations consulting - Availability of support at no charge for participants that encounter a need for short term/ad hoc regulatory or project management assistance for acute care research initiatives
Streamlined administrative and regulatory processes – Access to shared regulatory and process documents, participation in review development, and a process to promote the implementation of evidence-based best practices - read more
Networking – Expansion of acute care research professional networking through a forum where shared knowledge leads to creative problem-solving, enhanced productivity and measureable quality improvements
Infrastructure development – Ability to work with colleagues in acute care research units to create scalable infrastructure to maximize the efficiency of research conducted 24/7/365

Upcoming Dates

Next Meeting - Thursday, October 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm; Children's Hospital S-Location, room # S2.600. 


Acute Care Research Council Partners


Opeolu Adeoye, MD MS

Lynn Babcock, MD MS

Timothy Pritts, MD


UC Emergency Medicine, Stroke Team

CCHMC Emergency Medicine

UC Trauma, Critical Care


Program Manager
Amy Ewing CCTST
Senior Training Specialist
Stephanie Schuckman CCTST
Regulatory Coordinator
Cristina Spinner CCTST
Patrick Brady, MD MSc CCHMC Hospital Medicine
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
Stuart L. Goldstein, MD CCHMC Center for Acute Care Nephrology 
Dina Gomaa, Clinical Research Manager UC Trauma, Critical Care
Dawn Kleindorfer, MD UC Neurology, Stroke Team
Natalie Kreitzer, MD UC Emergency Medicine
Michael Linke, PhD UC IRB
Suzanne Moody, Project Manager CCHMC Trauma Services
Eric Mueller, PharmD UC Health Investigative Pharmacy
Laura Ngwenya, MD PhD UC Neurotrauma Center
Katrina Peariso, MD PhD CCHMC Neurology
Brenda Poindexter, MD MS CCHMC Perinatal Institute
Dario Rodriguez, MSc, Clinical Research Director UC Trauma, Critical Care
Richard Ruddy, MD CCHMC Emergency Medicine
David Russell, JD CCHMC Perinatal Institute
Misty Troutt, Clin Research Mgr CCHMC Trauma Services
Hector Wong, MD CCHMC Critical Care
CCHMC – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
CCTST – Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training
UC – University of Cincinnati
VAMC – Veterans Affairs Medical Center