ACRC News Archive

UC Neurotrauma Symposium a Success. Congratulations to ACRC partner, Laura Ngwenya, MD, PhD, and the UC Neurosurgery Department for the success of the first UC Neurotrauma Symposium!  The symposium was held on May 11 at the new UCGNI building.  Speakers and attendees noted that the quality/importance of the talks and the overall impact of the syposium was great. Presentations will be posted soon.


ACRC Seminar on April 1, 2019. The ACRC ‘Challenges & Risks in Acute Care Research’ seminar on April 1, 2019 was well-received, with over 45 researchers across the AHC and evaluations in the ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’ range. Thank you to our speakers and participants for the success of this learning and networking experience focused improving outcomes in the acute care setting.


► CRANI receives COM's Team Science Award.  Congratulations CRANI! The UC College of Medicine recently announced that the Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries (CRANI) is the latest recipient of their annual Team Science Award.

The award letter received November 27th from Drs. Melanie Cushion and Jack Kues, states, "We commend you for your ability to successfully create and sustain this multi-disciplinary group. The Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries, nominated by Dr. Kissela, was selected by a review panel of College of Medicine peer faculty.  As a recipient of this award your team will receive a honorarium of $3,000, recognition at the FY 2019 Research Recognition Awards Program (fall of 2019) and recognition in the College of Medicine FY 2019 Annual Research Report. Congratulations and good luck with your research!"


► Seeking Post Doc Fellow - UC Neurosurgery Department/Division of Neurotrauma.  A postdoctoral position is available in the Neurotrauma Laboratory of Drs. Laura Ngwenya and Jennifer McGuire. Duties will include the experimental design, execution, and analysis of research projects focused on traumatic brain injury. Previous experience working with animal models of brain injury is preferred. For more information, click here - Post Doc Fellow UC Neurotrauma. Interested candidates may email Dr. Laura Ngwenya directly.


► ACRC partner Rich Ruddy, MD, named Chief of Staff at Children's Liberty Campus. Dr. Ruddy has been the Liberty Campus medical director since 2015 and division director of Emergency Medicine prior to that. He holds the appointment as a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

“The role change from medical director to being the Liberty Campus chief of staff, I anticipate, will expand my ability to fully partner internally and with our community to establish more integrated services that are convenient and deliver consistent evidence-based care. The connection of our northern strategy with our current expansion in Avondale with the Critical Care Tower is a great opportunity to anticipate the needs of all children who can have better outcomes through our best practices,” said Rich. Read more on CCHMC CenterLink.


► Dr. Peter Margolis presents “Healthier Together:  Learning Health Systems of Patients, Clinicians and Researchers Working to Transform Care.”  On Friday, November 16, The Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries (CRANI) was pleased to host speaker Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the Learning Health Systems approach to clinical care and research. Traditional concepts of research – from bench to phased trials to clinical care – are often inefficient and do not address existing practical clinical problems. Acute brain injuries in particular create unique challenges both for researchers and clinicians. Attendees learned about the development of Learning Health Systems, a networked model of outcomes-based research that allows for flexibility and efficiency in hypothesis testing in order to accelerate the pace of clinical and translational research insights. 


► 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 more).

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.