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Active Grant Funding

Federally Funded 

  • “Impedance Threshold Valve for Improving Standard CPR (ResQ Trial) - Phase II 3-Year Continuation”

Description: Prospective, randomized clinical trial using a novel method of CPR to improve hemodynamics during resuscitation designed to determine impact on neurologically intact survival from cardiac arrest.

PI: Tom P. Aufderheide

Funding: $3 million total (MCW in kind)

Duration: 7/7/05 - 12/30/08

Source: National Institute of Health

 

  • Milwaukee Regional Clinical Center (PULSE [Post-Resuscitation and Initial Utility in Life-Saving Efforts] Consortium – Core Protocol) Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC)”

Description: Implementation of promising clinical interventions in patients with cardiac arrest or severe traumatic injury.

PI: Tom P. Aufderheide; Co-I: Ronald Pirrallo, Karen Brasel

Funding: $2.5 million

Duration: 9/1/04 – 6/30/09

Source: National Institute of Health

 

  • “Early EMS and ED Use of GIK for ACS: The IMMEDIATE Trial”

Description: Prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial designed to determine if GIK (administered in the out-of-hospital setting) significantly reduces mortality, sudden death, and post-infarction congestive heart failure in patients with myocardial ischemia.

PI: Harry P. Selker; Tom P. Aufderheide (PI at Milwaukee study site); Co-I: Ronald Pirrallo

Funding: $1.5 million

Duration: 9/1/04 – 5/31/09

Source: National Institute of Health

 

  • “Evaluation of the Mechanism of Injury Component of the Trauma Triage Criteria”

Description: To look at the Trauma Triage Guidelines by comparing what EMS providers observe in the field with the patient's final outcome. The study will gain more information about the mechanism of injury component used to guide triage decisions when the physiologic and anatomic components are not met.  

PI: E. Brooke Lerner; Co-Investigators: Karen Brasel 

Funding: $1.24 million

Duration: 9/1/06 -8/31/09

Source: Center for Disease Control

                       

  • “Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network Clinical Site Hubs”

Description: Implementation of promising clinical interventions in patients with acute neurological emergencies.

PI: Tom P. Aufderheide; Co-I: Michel Torbey, Tom Gennarelli, M. Riccardo Colella, Helim Hennis

Funding: $1 million

Duration: 5/3/07 – 4/30/12

Source: National Institute of Health

 

  • Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Description: Continuation of Comprehensive Injury Research Center, an interdepartmental collaboration, to address the burden of injury in the Great Lakes Region of the Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).

PI: Stephen W. Hargarten; Co-I: Peter Layde, Deborah Simpson, Karen Brasel, Andrea Winthrop, Linda Meurer, Lynn Sheets, John Teggatz, Timothy Corden, Suzanne Brixey, Cheryl Maurana, Patrick Remington, L. Kevin Hamberger

Funding: $884,841

Duration: 8/1/07 – 7/31/12, 8/1/01 – 7/31/08

Source: Center for Disease Control

  

  • “Obesity-Related Variables and Motor Vehicle Injury”

Description: In computer crash simulations comparison of differences in body weight and shape, center of gravity and different accuracy of BMI as an obesity diagnosis standard for men and women.

PI: Shankuan Zhue, Co-I: Frank Pinter

Funding: $355,418

Duration: 7/5/07 – 4/30/10

Source: National Institute of Health

  

  • “Identifying & Disseminating Best Practices by Collaboration of Public Health & the Ems

Description: To determine if AutoPulse integrated CPR is superior or equivalent to manual CPR, in terms of the number of patients who survive to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Sub-Contractor: E. Brooke Lerner

Funding: $70,000

Duration: 9/1/06-8/31/10

Source: Center for Disease Control

 

  •  “Emergency Medical Services for Children Network Development Demonstration Project: Pediatric Emergency Department Northeast Team"

Description: To form collaborative research partnerships among various academic and hospital-based entities.

PI: Peter Dayan, Sub-Contractor: E. Brooke Lerner

Funding: Subcontract

Duration: 9/1/04 – 8/31/08

Source: Health Resources and Service Administration

 

  • “The Wisconsin CIREN Center

Description: Acquire motor vehicle crash-based adult and pediatric clinical data and perform injury biomechanical analyses

PI: Dennis Maiman: Co-I: Ronald G. Pirrallo

Funding: 1% Co-I salary support

Duration: 6/1/05 – 5/31/08

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Local Peer Reviewed     

  • “Healthcare Can Change From Within:  A Sustainable Model for Intimate Partner Violence and Prevention”

Description: To improve the health of women in Wisconsin by strengthening the primary and secondary prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the health care system.

PI: Bruce Ambuel; Co-I: Mary Beth Phelan

Funding: $450,000

Duration: 6/1/05 – 5/31/08

Source: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program   

 

  •   “Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Initiative”

        Description: The purpose of this project is to prevent suicide and non-fatal suicide    

        attempts in Kenosha County by increasing access to mental health care, increasing

        awareness and education and reducing access to lethal means.

                  PI: Stephen Hargarten

                  Funding: $450,000

            Duration: 7/1/08 – 6/30/11

            Source: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program

 

  •  “Medical Incident Management and Preparedness Curriculum Development”

Description: Establish an American Medical Association (AMA) affiliated National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Regional Training Center within the Center for Medical Incident Management and Preparedness (MIMAP) at MCW and develop education-level appropriate Disaster Medicine Content for integration into MCW medical student, resident and fellow curricula.

PI: Ronald Pirrallo

Funding: $150,000

Duration: 1 ½ years

Source: AHW MCW Program Development Fund

 

  • “Patient-Centered Communication Skills Training for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Using Simulated Patient Encounters”

Description: Collaborative proposal to use the Clinical Skills and Learning Center to develop an educational curriculum to teach patient-centered communication skills, provide faculty observation and feedback for residents, train faculty members, and improve the overall quality of patient care.

PI: Raj Narayan; Mary Beth Phelan, (MCW Collaborative Partner)

Funding: $150,000

Duration: 4/1/07 – 3/31/10

Source: Advancing A Healthier Wisconsin

 

  • “Cultural Competency in Emergency Medicine: Latino Culture”

Description: Develop a curriculum for teaching cultural competency with an emphasis on Latino Culture

PI: Edward Callahan

Funding: $126, 025

Duration: 7/1/07 – 6/30/09

Source: Advancing A Healthier Wisconsin

 

  • “Strengthening Public Health Policymaking for a Healthier Milwaukee

Description: Development Award for a model outline to guide local level public health policymaking to improve the health of Milwaukee’s residents.

PI: Stephen W. Hargarten; Co-I: John Meurer

Funding: $50,000

Duration: 7/1/06 – 3/31/08

Source: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program

  

  • “Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior”

Description: Development Award to form a task force to address the burden of at-risk alcohol use, abuse, and injury in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

PI: Stephen W. Hargarten; Co-I: Kari Briel Frisch

Funding: $50,000

Duration: 7/5/07 – 6/30/08

Source: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program

  

  • Milwaukee County Health Care Intimate Partner (IPV) Consortium”

Description: Partnership between health care, local domestic violence agencies, the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Milwaukee Health Department and MCW faculty to improve the emotional and physical health of women in Milwaukee County who are impacted by intimate partner violence.

PI: Carmen Pitre, Executive Director, Task Force on Family Violence (PI); Mary Beth Phelan (MCW PI)

Funding: $50,000

Duration: 7/1/07 – 6/30/08

Source: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program

 

Industry Funded 

  • “Circulation Improving Resuscitation Care”

Description: To determine if AutoPulse integrated CPR is superior or equivalent to manual CPR, in terms of the number of patients who survive to hospital discharge after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

PI: Lars Wik; Consultants: Ronald Pirrallo and E. Brooke Lerner

Funding: $345,000

Duration: 12/1/06-11/30/09

Source: Zoll Medical Cooperation

  

  • “Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention”

Description: Cooperative agreement to create a coordinated suicide prevention network and to establish a formal system of agencies that work together on identification and intervention.

PI: Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH (PI, In Kind)

Funding: $100,000

Duration: 6/1/07 – 5/31/09

  

  • “Public Health Injury Surveillance and Program Development”

Description: Cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of Wisconsin’s Injury Prevention Program to further heighten awareness and provide leadership in the prevention of unintentional and violent injuries statewide.

PI: Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH (PI, In Kind)

Funding Source: Injury Prevention Program, Family Health Section, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Funding: $85,000

Duration: 8/1/06 – 7/31/09

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