Register for traumatic brain injury research funding

January 10, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care — or MCIRCC — will host its third Grand Challenge, thanks to the Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation.

The 2017 Massey TBI Grand Challenge will fund integrated science teams that can develop and deliver innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI.

Up to $600,000 is available to fund the development of diagnostic, device, therapeutic or health IT solutions that address the initial “golden hours” of care after severe TBI (generally the first 48 hours). Treatment administered during this critical timeframe can determine patient survival and have a significant effect on long-term function and disability.

The Grand Challenge will take place:

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 Dining Hall

Guest speakers include:

  • Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of medical affairs and dean of the Medical School
  • Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, FANA, COL (R), Medical Corps, U.S. Army and professor of neurology, USUHS
  • Peggy Knudson, M.D., FACS, professor of surgery, UCSF & medical director for the Military Health System Strategic-ACS Partnership
  • Col. Todd E. Rasmussen, M.D. FACS, director, U.S. Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program
  • Marc DePasquale 18D, NREMT, BS, former special operations combat medic
  • Austin Hatch, TBI survivor and U-M student

To be considered for funding, you must attend the Grand Challenge event.

Click here to register and for more information about the Grand Challenge!

If you have any questions, please contact