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Co-Directors: Benjamin Abella (Clinical Director)
  Joshua Levine (Education Director)
  Carrie Sims (Laboratory Director)
Contact: Myra Rodriguez
(Research Admin. Assistant)
August 17, 2017
Danielle K. Sandsmark, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department of Stroke and Neurocritical Care Division
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
The natural history of endothelial progenitor cell mobilization and cerebral microvascular injury after traumatic brain injury
July 20, 2017
Erin B. Lavik, Sc.D, MS
Professor of Chemical, Biomedical, Environmental Engineering
Director of the Graduate Program for CBEE
University of Maryland in Baltimore County
Engineering intravenously administered hemostatic nanoparticles for models in trauma
June 15, 2017
Jose L. Pascual, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Presbyterian Medical Center, Co-Medical Director, Surgical ICU at HUP
Barriers to timely physician family debriefing and family patient bedside reunion in the trauma department
May 18, 2017
John Welsh, MD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Mark Khan for Cardiology
at the University of Pennsylvania
Endothelial shear sensing and thrombogenesis
April 20, 2017
Ramani Balu, MD, PhD
Instructor for the Department of Neurology and Division of Neurocritical Care at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Spreading depolarizations: a novel marker of clinical deterioration after acute brain injury
March 16, 2017
Danielle Sandsmark, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department of Stroke and Neurocritical Care Division
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
MicroRNA’s as biomarkers of cerebral microvascular injury after TBI: a research proposal
February 16, 2017
Megan T. Moyer, NP
Clinical TBI Research Team
Department of Neurology, Presbyterian Medical Center
PARC TBI Currently Enrolling
January 11, 2017
Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advances in Post-Cardiac Arrest Therapy: New Research Directions
December 14, 2016
Carrie Sims, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery and Research Director
Department of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Avert Shock Study
November 9, 2016
Andriy (Andrew) I. Batchinsky, MD  
Clinical Professor, Director, for the Department of Translational Medicine, University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, San Antonio, Texas
How to Overcome Medical (dis-) Informatics in the ICU:
A Patient Centric Discussion
September 14, 2016
Michelle J. Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania
Putting Cognitive Rehabilitation into Robot-Assisted Stroke Rehabilitation
August 10, 2016
Dr. Schuster, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
The INSPIRE Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury *Acute spinal cord injury requiring open surgery between T2-T12/L1
July 13, 2016
Atul KalaNuria, MD
Neurology, Department of Stoke and Neurocritical Care Division

Infranscan Study: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Intracranial Hematoma Detection and Monitoring
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